Butterfly Bush (Buddlea)
If you're familiar with 'Wisteria Lane' on the market, this Buddleia has a similar interesting look, but with better defined flowers and more intense color. Soft lavender purple flower panicles are approximately 8-10" long and 3" wide and cascade down the habit like a waterfall. Compared to 'Grand Cascade', this Buddleia is smaller both in overall habit and individual flower panicle size.
Butterfly Bushes have certainly earned their place in the garden over the years, and its easy to see why. Just when we need a breath of fresh air in the late summer heat, they happily burst into bloom. At a time when many other plants are already spent, buddleias are just beginning their show. Their passive coloring and texture makes a wonderful backdrop for perennials, and you'll love the butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds that flock to their honey-scented blossoms.