The Dwarf Butterfly Bush Plant
The Dwarf Butterfly Bush Plant is noninvasive as they do not have seeds and are sterile. Unlike the other type they are invasive. The Dwarf Butterfly Bush grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide, such as the Lo & Behold line. Although some dwarf butterfly bushes can reach 3- to 7-feet tall and wide at maturity, including “Asian Moon.
The butterfly bush is better left at its natural growth so do not prune or shaping. They grow best in full sunlight and well-drained soil. They attract butterflies and hummingbirds and are like in the garden for there sweet smelling fragrance. The regular size butterfly bush is invasive.
If you are going or want a butterfly Garden the Dwarf Btterfly Bush is a must have as there are several different colors. Some of the colors are blues and purples. But they’re also a favorite of many different species of butterflies. They grow shorter and ball shaped unlike the regular varieties that grow semi upward growing of the regular varieties.
Dwarf butterfly Bushes are good to use as borders. When using them for a border it is best to space them 2 to 3 feet apart for a nice looking hedgerow. You can space them further apart for a different look. When using them in a garden bed it is best to use three plants in a group and your other taller plants can go to the back as a border. Their colorful flowers mixed with their pointy green and sometimes variegated leaves add texture and interest to the front of your flowerbeds.
One of the golden rule of gardening is to put flowers or and clumps odd numbers. So when using Dwarf Butterfly Bushes in clumps of three to the front of the garden as they only grow 2 1/2 feet tall and wide. So they will add beautyful flowers and foliage to the garden.
Care and Maintenance
The care and maintenance of the dwarf butterfly bushes is to keep the dead headed flowers should be clipped off so to get new clumps of flowers to keep the butterflies coming. Cutting them to the ground in late winter or early spring is recommended as it will flush out your smaller bushes with vigorous new growth for the season. Dwarf Butterfly Bushes are easier to care for then there lager counter parts. Dwarf butterfly bushes are not particularly fragile against soil conditions or other environmental factors.
If you want a border or hedge it can be done pretty easy with the Dwarf butterfly bush.