White Butterfly Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Omaha, NE
Question by angelia23
September 4, 2000
How do you water, care, trim, etc. the white butterfly plant?


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Answer from NGA
September 4, 2000

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Buddleia alternifolia are gracefully fountain-shaped and flower in June. Generally these shrubs grow to 10-15 feet. They should be planted in good soil where they will get loads of sunshine. They can be pruned in the autumn. The pruning will keep them at a reasonable size and encourage new flowering stems. Water regularly (one-inch per week during the growing season) while the plant is new. After it becomes established it's drought-tolerant and can get by with just occasional watering during the summer months.

You will definitely attract both birds and butterflies with this bush!

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