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Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) – davidii ‘White Profusion’

A must for your butterfly garden and the white flowers are magical in the twilight!
‘White Profusion’ is a good clear white, fragrant flower that blooms from late spring through late summer. It has soft silvery undersides on its leaves, which complement the white of the flowers. Typical of the Buddleias ‘White Profusion’ is a large stately beacon to butterflies and beneficial insects. White Profusion is a deciduous bush that blooms mid-summer until fall. White Profusion provides valuable summer and early fall flowers when few other shrubs are in bloom. Best grown in massed plantings in borders, cottage gardens, rose gardens or butterfly gardens. Plant it near a path or patio and the shrub will provide a delightful fragrance for you, too. It’s generally pest-free. In cooler zones, Buddleia die back to the ground each year, sending up a dense group of new shoots in late spring that quickly develop into a large shrub.

Butterfly bush is a deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub with a weeping form that can get 6-12′ tall and have a spread of 4-15′. Butterfly bushes have opposite, 6-10″, lance-shaped gray-green leaves on long arching stems. The tiny flowers are irresistible to butterflies. They are borne in long, 8-18″, cone-shaped clusters that droop in a profusion of color and stay abuzz with winged, nectar-feeding insects from late spring until first frost in autumn. The flower clusters can be so profuse that they cause the branches to arch even more. The flowers of many cultivars are sweetly fragrant. 


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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 47-94"
Spacing 35-47"
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Full Sun
Foliage Deep Green
Flower White Flowers
Bloomtime Mid Summer-Mid Fall

General Information +

Botanical: Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion'

Common: Butterfly Bush

Family: Loganiaceae

General Characteristics: This butterfly bush cultivar is a deciduous shrub with an arching, spreading habit which typically grows 6-8' tall if not cut back in late winter and 4-5' tall if cut back. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Becomes weedy and sparse with diminished flowering performance if not grown in full sun. Does poorly in wet conditions. In USDA Zone 5, this plant will often die to the ground in winter and therefore is often grown therein in the manner of an herbaceous perennial. Even if plants do not die to the ground in winter, they usually grow more vigorously, produce superior flowers and maintain a better shape if cut to the ground in late winter each year. Removal of spent flower spikes during the growing season will encourage additional bloom, but consider leaving final blooms in place to facilitate reseeding.

Tip: Cut faded flowers off a butterfly bush regularly to keep it blooming throughout the summer. Butterfly bushes prefer full sun (they must receive eight or more hours of sun a day to thrive).

Use: Provides valuable summer and early fall flowers when few other shrubs are in bloom. Best grown in massed plantings in borders, cottage gardens rose gardens or butterfly gardens. Usually does not make a good single specimen shrub.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Deer and Rabbit Resistant. No serious insect or disease problems. Drought Tolerant.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. This plant tolerates some drought and wetness. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.