Alternate-Leaf Butterfly Bush (Buddleia alternifolia 'Argentea')

Alternate-Leaf Butterfly Bush (Buddleia alternifolia 'Argentea') (200919 bytes)     

A delightful weeping plant, this spring-blooming variety of Buddleia is one of the hardiest, as well as one of the tallest, growing up to 12-15'.   It will grow in full sun to partial shade and likes moderate watering. It will tolerate most of our soils and exposures, however it does not like real wet feet.

Alternate-Leaf Butterfly Bush foliage (7449 bytes) The foliage is willow-like with a bluish-green color throughout the season.
Alternate-Leaf Butterfly Bush flowers (10849 bytes) The small, pinkish-lavender flowers are produced in mid to late spring on drooping branches. Loved by butterflies, they bloom on old wood.
alternate leaf butterfly bush seedpods (3878 bytes) Seedpods add fall and winter interest.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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