Butterfly bushes produce wonderful panicles attracting butterflies. BEST-select markets two varieties which no longer spread in an uncontrollable way. The panicles are either white and erect, or they are purple and flex gracefully.
Buddleja Argus White
The new cultivar Buddleja ARGUS® White is a butterfly bush with magnificent white flowers. The most innovative and unique aspect is that this Buddleja hardly produces seed and therefore no longer spreads in an uncontrollable way. This white variation is highly compact, which makes it also suitable for smaller city gardens.
The plant must be pruned every year in springtime, after the last frosty spell. It is possible to cut the plant back to minimum 15 cm or maximum 40 cm above ground level (knee-height), which implies that a small part of the branches of the previous summer is not touched. These dormant buds will produce new shoots.