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Campus Gardens

Buddleia davidii
Butterfly Blush
Family: Buddlejaceae

This is a fast growing shrub with long arching shoots. It is a deciduous and semi-evergreen shrub. Butterfly bushes have lance-shaped gray-green leaves on long arching stems. Butterflies are attracted to the tiny flowers. During the period of summer to autumn, the butterfly blush has light lilac to dark purple flowers. Butterfly blush does well in drained soil and usually grows quite nicely in dry conditions. The butterfly blush is native to China and Japan. Hardiness Zones: 5-10. Butterfly blush can be found by the Administrative building.

Laura Moniz


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