butterfly bush

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Fall is the perfect time to put in pollinator-friendly plants, and help the environment," 3 Sep. 2020 Flowering shrubs such as spice bush, lilac, abelia, and butterfly bush also are good options. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How to Attract and Raise Butterflies at Home," 8 June 2020 Phlox, hollyhock, foxglove, lantana, and butterfly bush are all good choices. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "Researchers Found That Hummingbirds Can See Even More Colors Than Humans Can," 18 June 2020 The garden features a number of perennial plants and a butterfly bush. USA TODAY, "Space dummy, Bigfoot denial, pumped-up pumpkin: News from around our 50 states," 2 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of butterfly bush

1895, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2020

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“Butterfly bush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterfly%20bush. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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