Butterfly Bush


Always wanted one. Now have three. This one by the driveway needs trellising and always fights with whatever we trellis him with. This should tame him at least for this year.
Butterfly Bush with behavior problems

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1 question
  • Bibbie Jackson
    on May 16, 2016

    How and where can I get a butterfly bush??

    • Melissa K
      on May 16, 2016

      I bought my Butterfly Bush from either Lowes or Home Depot, but guess what? My main bush from whence I rooted my others died for no apparent reason. Now I am cautiously watching my other babies. Some of the branches have died and I am not sure what is causing this. I never pruned any.

    • Rita Thatcher
      on May 29, 2016

      Lowe's or most garden centers.

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  • Melissa K
    on May 30, 2012

    When can I transplant the cuttings I am rooting?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 31, 2012

    Cuttings from the butterfly bush? You can transplant them when they start to show a good root system. You could probably cut the big one back by three-quarters, but wait until late winter to do so. Just before it starts to push out new leaves would be optimal.

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