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attraction butterfly bush has purple to red blooms
Photo 8 of 11This deciduous shrub has gray-green foliage and deep purple to red flowers that attract butterflies.

Attraction Butterfly Bush (8 of 11)

Plant in rich, but well-drained soil; prune heavily in very early spring
Water regularly until established; fertilize in spring
Deadhead to prolong blooming
Plant in full sun for best flowering
Height: 4-5 feet; Width: 4-5 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 5-9:
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch
heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; care for plant as herbaceous
perennial and prune to the ground in early spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; care for
plant as a deciduous shrub and prune heavily in late winter.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; care for plant as a
deciduous shrub and prune heavily in late winter.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; care for plant as a
deciduous shrub and prune heavily in late winter.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; care for plant as a
deciduous shrub and prune heavily in late winter.

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