About the Butterfly
Bush-Claret Purple :
The Purple Butterfly Bush, Buddleia davidii 'ile
de France', is a butterfly magnet. This bush flowers
summer and fall and is easy to grow. With a name
like Butterfly Bush you might expect a plant to be
attractive to butterflies. In fact, it's more than
attractive; it's a magnet for all the butterflies
that pass through your garden seeking nectar.
This deciduous bush blooms mid-summer to early
fall. Butterflies and bees will flock to the
honey-scented blossoms, whose dilute nectar is
sweetest in midday sun. Plant it near a path or
patio and the shrub will provide a delightful
fragrance for you, too. It's generally pest-free.