Growing & using Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Don’t believe it when you hear hummingbirds don’t like butterfly bushes. Maybe they can’t sip the nectar, but they sure spend a lot of time on this gorgeous bush. Last summer a pair of hummers fought constantly over this Pink Delight Butterfly Bush. Flowers, which are so important for pollination and controlling detrimental insects, will also attract beneficial insects.
Like most B. davidiis, this bush will die to the ground in colder areas. In the spring, dead branches can be removed to make way for emerging new growth.
Pink Butterfly Bush makes a great addition to our Wildlife Herb Garden Six Pack and to our Zone 5-11 or Zone 8-11 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Packs.
It might also be included in our Butterfly Attractor 36-Plant Assortment, available in either 6 plants each of 6 different varieties, or 3 plants each of 12 different varieties.
This plant is sometimes available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Pink Delight Butterfly Bush Plug Trays are available.
Growing and Using Butterfly Bushes