The Butterfly Bush was my pick this week for Monday's Flower because I was so delighted to see a lovely Monarch Butterfly. As you know, the Monarch Butterfly population has declined.
The Butterfly Bush is a perennial and comes in a variety of colors. An easy plant to grow and will multiple. it is important to cut it back in the Fall or early Spring. This plant can grow very tall and wide..
Besides watching the Butterflies, I also use the Butterfly Bush for cut flowers.
While doing a bit of research I ran into an article about why you should not plant Butterfly Bushes; it caught my attention and it does have some valid points. This plant attracts Butterflies but is it a good plant for Butterflies? Read and draw your own conclusion.
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