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Buddleia

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About Buddleia

BUTTERFLIES AND LIFE

Butterfly life lingo may seem pretty complicated because the different stages of development also known as metamorphosis have several names.

First, there is the Egg. Usually, only called Egg. These are tiny, like the head of a pin, and there are a lot of them. The female deposits them on a very specific kind of leaf that her babies like to eat. These plants are called host plants.

Second, there is the Caterpillar which is sometimes called the Larva. These get quite large from eating the host plants.

Third, there is the Pupa. Sometimes called the Chrysalis. This is a kind of hibernation where the “ugly duckling” gets redone structurally to become the “swan”.

Fourth, there is the Adult, which we usually call by name. Hey! There goes a Monarch or, look, there goes a pretty Butterfly!

Care and tips for growing Butterfly Bushes.

Why Butterfly Bushes are important Beneficial Insect Shrubs.

Butterfly Bush is included in our Wildlife Herb Garden 6 Pack.

They are also included as part of our Butterfly Attractor 36 Pack, available with 6 each of 6 different plants or 3 each of 12 different plants.

Some of our Butterfly Bushes are 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 which Butterfly Bush Plug Trays are available.