Butterfly bush Buddleia 'Lochinch' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Butterfly bush (Buddleia 'Lochinch') BUD-lee-ah Synonyms: Buddleja Genus: Buddleia Butterfly bushes are carefree deciduous shrubs that are reliably fragrant and easy to grow. Butterflies swarm to their blooms all summer long. 'Lochinch' has extremely fragrant lilac-blue flowers with orange eyes. It is a cross between B. davidii and B. fallowiana . Its arching, mounded habit typically reaches 3 to 5 feet in one season, but can grow much taller in the deep South. The 8- to 12-inch-long flower spikes begin in late summer and bloom until frost, starting a little later than the B. davidii cultivars. Noteworthy Characteristics: Good cut flower. Very fragrant. Vigorous growth. Care: Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back to the ground in late winter or early spring. Propagation: Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer or sow seed at 66° to 75°F in spring. Problems: Fungal leaf spots and diebacks can occur. Buddleia are susceptible to capsid bug, caterpillars, weevils, mullein moth, and spider mites. Overview Height 6 ft. to 10 ft. Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Fast Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Fall, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color Blue Flower, Purple/Lavender Flower Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Specimen Plant/Focal Point Style Cottage Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Buddleia 'Lochinch' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Butterfly bush Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Butterfly bush Buddleia davidii 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hybrid musk rose Rosa 'Vanity' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hybrid musk rose Rosa 'Buff Beauty' View the discussion thread.