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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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