When starting a butterfly garden keep in mind certain plants attract butterflies into your garden. The butterfly bush is one such plant. ” Budleia” is the Latin term for the butterfly. Therefore if you see this name on the plant tag or in the description, you can be relatively sure it will attract butterflies to your garden.
Butterflies feed on nectar in order to survive. The butterfly bush is loaded with nectar; therefore the bush attracts the fragile insects as well as bees and hummingbirds. The bush grows large clusters of blossoms that are supported by thin, fragile looking branches. These blossoms are known to grow two feet in length.
After a rain or watering the flower heavy branches droop to the ground. When planting the bush allow enough space between plants so that they fall over without touches each other. Over one hundred unique species of the butterfly bush … Read More