The Butterfly Bush is a very popular garden plant that emits a sweet aroma that attracts butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and ladybugs. The plant grows as a shrub with long clusters of flowers reaching 10 inches long.
Certain bushes in Tifton, Ga have persistes for 40 years underneath the unimaginable competitiveness of pine trees. The butterfly bush appears to be a reliable bloomer year after year and has withstood heavy droughts and below zero temperatures. Very few plants bloom over such long periods as the Buddleia.
Some cultivars of Buddleia have blooms up to 2 ft. in length and some are multicolored. The bloom stalks can produce side branches and blossoms. The bush is resistant to deer and is salt water tolerant for coastal areas.