Strawberry Lemonade® Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii 'Monrell' PP #14,370
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||BUD-lee-uh da-VID-ee-eye|
|Lore||Butterfly bush is named for its ecological relationship to butterflies. It's large flowers draw all species which seek its rich source of nectar. It is native to China and found in wetland habitats along the banks of streams and rivers.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A striking shrub for adding summer interest to shrub borders. Plant in the back of cottage or country garden perennial borders for mass with a casual look and feel. Use against over-long fence lines that need relief. Interesting airy filler for sideyards where privacy is needed and windows are rewarded by close range views of flowers and butterflies. Essential large structural background for wildlife friendly compositions. Fast growing solution to barrenness of newly constructed homes.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Firewise, Windbreak|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Poor Soils|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extentsive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Cut back hard in early spring, flowers in summer on new growth.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9