Buddleia White Profusion
A dense canopy of foliage and a generous flower display combine to make Butterflybush a popular item in many southern landscapes. The plant is probably most popular because flowers attract many different butterflies and bees. It is one of the best plants for this purpose. Flower clusters range from 6-to 24-inches long. The olive-green, simple, hairy leaves have serrated margins and a lanceolate shape that flutter in the slightest breeze lending a fine texture to the landscape. These plants are considered to be fire resistant plants and also resist browsing by deer.Plants become a tangled, woody mess after a couple of years and will need to be cut back every now and then. Buddleia is grown as a herbaceous perennial as far north as hardiness zone 5. This cultivar has a more open habit and benefits from cutting back every year in spring.Plants should be located in the full sun for best flowering. You may pinch new growth as it emerges to generate more branch tips. When new shoots resulting from this pinching have two or three nodes pinch again. Continue this until you see flower buds developing and then stop pinching. You will enjoy many more flowers with this technique.