butterfly bush

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In the back some of the plants are golden Japanese forest grass, Spikenard, Brunnera, a beech tree, Golden Bleeding Heart, Barronwort, lilies, butterfly bush, rosebushes, ferns, Heuchera, Lamium, bugleweed, phlox, and Persicaria virginiana. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Couple turn east side party house into historically appropriate home with lush gardens," 25 July 2019 However, earwigs also unfortunately eat ornamental and vegetable plants, particularly dahlias, zinnias, butterfly bush, hollyhocks, lettuce, strawberries, potatoes, roses, and seedling beans and beets, as well as the silk of sweet corn. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Control Earwigs in Your Garden and Keep Them From Getting in Your House," 27 July 2018 Keep the butterfly bush moist and apply a slow release landscape fertilizer now and in early October. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Most tomatoes won't grow in summer in Florida," 7 July 2018 The small bed has a butterfly bush, which really does attract butterflies, and lilies and primroses are nestled around an angel statue in the center. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "This idyllic English garden is hiding in plain sight in Old Louisville," 7 June 2018 In Hawaii, there are some islands that are virtually all butterfly bushes. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "3 Reasons To Never Plant Butterfly Bush Again," 27 Feb. 2017 Snapshot: It may be nicknamed butterfly bush, but hummingbirds love it, too. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Hummingbirds love this little butterfly bush," 15 Dec. 2017 Of course, butterflies can’t resist butterfly bush. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Get butterfly food at UC Davis Arboretum," 6 Oct. 2017

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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