butterfly bush

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Recent Examples on the Web Perennials that may rebloom if deadheaded include bleeding heart, butterfly bush, campanula, columbine, some types of roses, salvia, and yarrow. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 2 Aug. 2021 Of course, there is also the obligatory butterfly bush. Judy Hake, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 17 Apr. 2021 There are a lot of sterile butterfly bush (Buddleia) cultivars on this list from the Oregon Department of Agriculture. oregonlive, 20 Dec. 2020 Your first option is to keep your pruners close by when your butterfly bush starts blooming. Derek Carwood, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Sep. 2020 Among the virtual rainbow of plants are foxtail agave, sea lavender, society garlic, blue chalksticks, lantana, Texas sundrop, paddle plants, butterfly bush, cape plumbago, agapanthus and a small bougainvillea bush. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Sep. 2020 Some of the best plants to attract a variety of pollinators are coneflower, phlox, monarda, butterfly bush, sedum, any variety of daisy, liatris, any variety of milkweed, lantana, zinnia, Joe Pye weed, allium and pearly everlasting. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Sep. 2020 Flowering shrubs such as spice bush, lilac, abelia, and butterfly bush also are good options. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 8 June 2020 Phlox, hollyhock, foxglove, lantana, and butterfly bush are all good choices. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 June 2020

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Butterfly bush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterfly%20bush. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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