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‘Lochinch’ Butterfly bush

Buddleia 'Lochinch'


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 CharacteristicsGood cut flower. Very fragrant. Vigorous growth.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back to the ground in late winter or early spring.

PropagationRoot semi-ripe cuttings in summer or sow seed at 66° to 75°F in spring.

ProblemsFungal leaf spots and diebacks can occur. Buddleia are susceptible to capsid bug, caterpillars, weevils, mullein moth, and spider mites.

  • Genus : Butterfly bush
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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