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Buddleia davidii--Butterfly Bush

     A large shrub valued for its summer flowers.  The      

flower color varies with the cultivar with flowering        

occuring from summer to fall.  In northern climates the     

shrub may be killed to ground level in the winter.  The     

fragrant flowers attract butterflies, hence the common name.

This is an easy to grow plant that should be pruned in the  

spring as the 6- to 30-inch flower clusters are borne on new

growth.  Some catalogs will only list cultivars by flower   


     Cultivars include: 'Petite Plum' - purple flowers      

produced on a plant about 3 feet tall.                      

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