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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)

Posted By planetnatural on Home - There’s something truly magical about witnessing a butterfly bush in full bloom, its elongated clusters of vibrant flowers swaying gently in the breeze. By midsummer, butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are in full bloom producing graceful wands of flowers and nectar that adult butterflies (monarchs and swallowtails) and other wildlife pollinators can’t resist. These fast-growing shrubs are suitable for planting island beds, cottage gardens, perennial borders, or wherever their loose growth habit won’t detract from a particular landscape design you’d like to achieve. To ensure their optimal growth and to attract a multitude of butterflies, I always made sure to plant them in a sunny spot. Over the years, I’ve found that the more sun they receive (around six hours a day) the more butterflies they attract. It’s a delightful sight when the butterflies flutter around, drawn by the nectar-rich blooms. When it comes to soil, butterfly bushes are quite accommodating. In my garden, I’ve planted them in various soil types, but I always make sure that the soil was well-draining and enriched with organic matter. By amending the soil with compost or well-rotted manure, you’ll provide them plants with the perfect foundation for robust growth. The bushes are low-maintenance, allowing... Read more

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