Buddleja tucumanensis

ThisRARE and hard to findsemi-deciduous butterfly bush hails from Bolivia and Argentina. Growing quickly to 6-9’ tall and 6’ wide, it produces a thicket of attractively olive green, elliptical leaves to 3-4” in length. Stems and undersides of leaves are covered in downy white hairs. From late Spring thru Fall, plants produce spherical clusters of fuzzy buds along the branches that open to vivid golden-orange flowers. Though each flower is only .25” they are produced in great numbers and are subtly sweet scented. We are still discovering particulars about this exciting new entry into the world of Buddlejas but it does seem to stay evergreen in areas that don’t freeze. It’s likely that not only butterflies but hummingbirds will be drawn to the nectar in the flowers. Plant in fertile well-drained soil. Fertilize regularly once established. Can be pruned as a dense bush or left as a multi-branching small tree. Drought tolerant once established.

Earl,
Curious Plantsman

Sun/Pt. Shade

Low Water

Perennial
USDA zones 8-10