Stalks of fragrant colour in lavender, white and magenta! This prolific bloomer draws butterflies—and admiring glances! Rounded shrub has slender, arching branches and long panicles of star-like flowers. Handsome in almost any setting.
Another reason for Butterfly Bush's popularity is that it's easy to grow, even hard to kill. It tolerates urban pollution and alkaline soil. It's generally pest-free, except for spider mite infestations during drought or stress. It performs adequately in spare soil but prefers a sunny spot with well-drained soil, a light application of fertilizer in spring, and a few deep waterings in summer.