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Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush is native to China. The deciduous shrub grows to a height of 6 to 8 feet. Honey scented flowers come in white, purple, and many shades between and are borne on large elongated clusters. These plants attract bees, hummingbirds, and of course butterflies, especially tiger swallowtails.

Close-up of butterfly bush leaves Close-up of white butterfly bush flower buds Open purple flowers on a butterfly bush that attract pollinators Butterfly bush shrubs have a loose and unruly growth habit