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The butterfly bush, also known as buddleia davidii, is a great shrub for attracting butterflies. The butterfly bush is a hardy compact shrub which is sometimes referred to as "summer lilac." The butterfly bush produces fragrant clusters of flowers that are 12 to 18 inches long. Pink, white, blue, and purple are the top choices in butterfly bushes.
The shrub itself can grow up to ten feet tall and ten feet wide. For butterfly watching, this shrub is best planted by a window, or beside a porch.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|