The Q&A Archives: Best Place To Plant Your Royal Red Butterfly Bush?

Question: Recently bought one of your Royal Red Butterfly Bush. Want to knoiw the best exposure for it to be planted. Any recommendations for the soil composition? What about pruning? Have the tag which came with it but need more information. Thank you! Awaiting hearing from you real soon! 8-)

Answer: Butterfly bushes do best in good garden soil and in full sun. They appreciate an application of complete fertilizer such as 10-10-10 and/or compost each spring. They can be pruned in the spring to remove any winter kill and then for shape/size as desired. They bloom on new wood of the season, so do not prune in summer. Be patient each spring as they may be late in coming into active growth. Enjoy your butterfly bush!

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