Butterfly bushes, sometimes called
are really butterfly airports.
Their sweet, honey fragrance attracts butterflies and
beneficial insects of all kinds. Dwarf Blue is
one of the tidier butterfly bushes. However, the title dwarf is misleading
because it is the leaves and the flowers that are small and not the overall size
of the bush. 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
davidii's need yearly or bi-yearly pruning, this bush 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 and you will prune it back to the ground like other
butterfly bushes. Dwarf Blue Butterfly Bush is hardy to zone 5, tolerant of
blazing hot sun, and able to grow in heavy soil with adequate drainage.
Dwarf Blue Butterfly Bush is not really blue either. But, it must have a
touch of blue in it because it goes well with pinks like our Magic Carrousel
Miniature Pink Roses.