About the Butterfly Bush
- Royal Red :
The Butterfly Bush 'Royal Red', Buddleia 'Royal
Red', is not quite a true red color, but purple-red
flowers are borne on this beautiful upright growing
shrub. It is a vigorous growing shrub that boasts
purple -red flowers from mid-summer and is a
butterfly magnet. This bush flowers summer and fall
and is easy to grow. With a name like Butterfly Bush
you might expect a plant to be attractive to
butterflies. In fact, it's more than attractive;
it's a magnet for all the butterflies that pass
through your garden seeking nectar.
This deciduous bush blooms mid-summer to early
fall. Butterflies and bees will flock to the
honey-scented blossoms, whose dilute nectar is
sweetest in midday sun. Plant it near a path or
patio and the shrub will provide a delightful
fragrance for you, too. It's generally pest-free.
This plant blooms on new growth and should be pruned
back to the ground in spring.