Saturday, May 30, 2009

No Wonder the Butterflies Love It

These long panicles of deliciously fragrant and gorgeous blooms come from my buddleia, better known as a butterfly bush. It smells so sweet that it's no wonder butterflies flock to it. Mine is a variety called Royal Red, though it's not even close to being red in color. An easy plant to grow and propagate. In the South, this shrub can get almost tree-sized.

Here is a picture of the whole bush. This one was only planted last year. Keep it dead-headed and it will keep putting out new blooms for a much longer period of time.

1 comment:

Helen said...

I just planted two this year, a white and a dwarf blue. Looking forward to seeing them in bloom. Hope they're fragrant, too. That's just a bonus!