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Buddleja davidii 'Attraction'

Attraction Butterfly Bush

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Description

As its name suggests, attraction butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii 'Attraction') is a magnet for nectar-loving insects. Growing 4.5 to 5 feet in height and breadth, this cultivar has incredibly fragrant, bright reddish-purple to magenta-colored blooms borne on long canes with attractive gray-green foliage.

Introduced by Michael Dirr from the University of Georgia Research Foundation, this quick-growing Buddleja blossoms from July to frost and grows quickly in moderately moist, well-drained soil with average fertility. Deadheading will help prolong the shrub's blooming season; cut the canes to the ground in late winter (all growth and flowering occurs on new canes). Butterfly bush is often a late starter in the garden, so remember to have patience if yours leafs out more slowly than your other perennials.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Red, Purple
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9