Butterfly bushes, sometimes called
are really butterfly airports.
Their sweet, honey fragrance attracts a variety of butterflies and
Dwarf Blue Butterfly Bush is
one of the tidier butterfly bushes, but the title dwarf is misleading. On this
butterfly bush it is the leaves and the flowers that are small and not the overall size
of the bush. However, because the leaves are smaller, the bush tends to grow a little
slower and this slow growth creates a better formed shrub.
While the other Buddleia davidii's need yearly or bi-yearly pruning, this
Dwarf Blue can be left alone to
fulfill its growth potential. If you garden in zones 5 or 6, it will probably
die back in the winter. In the spring, when the shoots start coming up from the
ground, dead branches should be pruned back.
Dwarf Blue Butterfly Bush is hardy to zone 5, tolerant of
blazing hot sun, and able to grow in heavy soil with adequate drainage.
While not truly blue (no butterfly bush is truly blue), it must have a
touch of blue in it because it goes well with pinks like our Magic Carrousel
Miniature Pink Roses.
This plant is
sometimes available in
plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a
great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see
Blue Butterfly Bush Plug Trays