'Blue Chip' stays under three feet tall without any pruning, and blooms continuously from mid summer to frost without deadheading. It is frost tolerant, non-invasive and very easy to grow. Cold, wet winters can be really hard on buddleia, so here are a few tips to help your buddleia thrive in your garden: 1.
Make sure the soil is well-drained. Jan 13, The name summer lilac is still occasionally used, often for B. davidii. The name Buddleja (spelled with a “j”) was given to the genus by Linneaus, who named it after botanist Adam Buddle, although Buddleia is preferred by most botanists today.
The most common garden species, B. davidii, is named after Pere Armond David, the guy who shipped the first live panda from China to Paris. Mar 29, Buddleia alternifolia (Alternate leaf butterfly bush) is a deciduous shrub with light purple flowers in the spring. Buddleia alternifolia should be pruned in mid to late summer, right after it has bloomed.
This kind of butterfly bush blooms on stems from the previous year, so cutting it to the ground each year is not an option. Jun 19, Learn how to plant, care for and prune butterfly bush in your garden.
Discover why Buddleia is irresistible to pollinators and how to keep them blooming longer. See pictures of the best non-invasive butterfly bushes including ‘Miss Molly’ and the Lo and Behold series, plus find alternatives for ‘Black Knight’. Sep 18, Once established, butterfly bush is tough to eliminate. Seeds remain viable in the soil for 3 to 5 years.
Butterfly bush can re-sprout from the rootstock after it can been damaged or cut down to its base, and the cut stems can grow into new plants if not disposed of properly.
Control. Prevention: Don't let butterfly bush go to seed. Remove. When it comes to sheer flower power, nothing beats buddleia, commonly known as the butterfly bush- and this MONARCH Butterfly Bush Collection features four of the best. These fastgrowing, sun-loving plants not only attract lots of butterflies and hummingbirds for months on end, they yield large, fragrant panicles from late summer to fall.