21 July 2008

Butterfly Garden Plant #2

A Butterfly Bush is staple in a Butterfly Garden. This variety has reached about 8 feet in height by 3 feet across, I have 3 other butterfly bushes but are much smaller still. I prune back early spring and patiently wait for spring growth. The purple flowers bloomed less than a week ago. This perennial loves a sunny area and will thrive year after year.

The Butterflies and Hummingbirds absolutely love this plant so be sure to plant one that you can see from an indoor window.


Toni said...

I have several bushes and flowers in my garden for butterflies. I also have milkweed and raise the monarch caterpillars indoors. If you are interested in getting some milkweed plants let me know.

amy said...

That sounds like a lot of fun, did you buy the milkweed plants locally? That is one area I have never looked into.

The Lone Beader said...

I would love to have a butterfly garden someday! :D