(syn. Rotheca myricoides)
"Blue Butterfly Bush"
Grow your own bush of non-stop butterflies! It’s simple with this quick-to-establish, low-maintenance shrub. Easily reaching 4-5’ tall and wide in its first year and displaying a nice multi-branching form with pretty, glossy, oblong leaves, it’s LOADED with blooms from late Spring to late Fall. Captivating two-toned blue and lavender-blue 1.5” flowers can only be described as “butterflies” and come complete with antennae! Definitely non-invasive, it’s a show-stopping, make-your-neighbors-jealous garden focal point! And a bee magnet! All that’s required is rich, loamy soil. Can reach 8’ tall but takes happily to shearing for a compact form. Root hardy to zone 8 and 9a. Evergreen to deciduous in USDA zones 10a-9b. Can be sheared to the ground. Roots easily from cuttings.