The Q&A Archives: Butterfly Bush Sun Requirements

Question: I purchased a Harlequin Butterfly Bush last year. It didn't seem to do very well in the place where I planted it.
I am considering moving it to another location and cutting it back if it is advisable. The place where I am considering locating the bush will probably have noon/early afternoon shade but will get full sun by late afternoon. Is this a good location for the bush?

Answer: They like full to partial sun. It should get at least 6 hours of sunlight to bloom well. They bloom on new wood, so don't cut back until after it blooms, or you will be removing the flowering wood.

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