The Q&A Archives: Butterfly Bush Care

Question: When does the butterfly bush need to be pruned and will any come up from the seed that drops off? I have the dwarf kind and I love it.

Answer: Butterfly Bush, also known as Buddleia davidii, blooms on new growth. Therefore, stems should be pruned back in early spring to encourage large, lush flower spikes. I always prune back my Butterfly Bush on St. Patrick's Day to about 6-10". Seed isn't always viable but you can propagate your plant by dividing it in the spring, cutting the root mass into sections, each with several stems attached.

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