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Butterfly bush-Lavender – Buddleia ‘Lochinch’, Lavender Butterfly Bush




The Lavender Butterfly Bush, Buddleia ‘Lochinch’ is an herbaceous perennial and grows up to a height of 8 feet. It is usually smaller than the average Butterfly Bush. The branches are white in color and the bloom is dark Lavender. The leaves are soft and velvety. The flowers are in a spike and numerous in numbers on one spike.
This is a shrub that has aroma of honey. The lavender Butterfly bush is a nectar source for Red Admiral Butterfly and with hummingbirds and other beneficial butterflies. It is used as a border plant, in the butterfly garden, in landscaping and as a Fragrant Ornamental plant. It grows well in hardy zones of 8-11. It needs full sun to partial shade to grow well. These shrubs prefer Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy soils. The soil must be Moist but well-drained.

Growing conditions of Lavender Butterfly Bush

• It grows well in hardy zones of 8-11.
• It needs full sun to partial shade to grow well.
• These shrubs prefer Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy soils.
• The soil must be Moist but well-drained.
• The Soil pH should be either Acidic or Alkaline or Neutral.
• Sow the seeds about three weeks before the last expected frost in the spring.
• Use sand, vermiculite and perlite in equal ratios.

Sow indoors
• Pour the above mixture in a pot up to 75%.
• Water the seeds well.
• Keep the soil moist.
• Sow the seeds in this pot and press gently.
• Do not cover the seed as light is required for the seed to germinate.
• Keep the pot in full sun.
• Maintain the temperature to 70 degrees F.
• Daily water the pot.
• It takes about two weeks to germinate.
• Once the seedlings are about 3-4 inches tall, Transplant them.
• Once the threat of frost is over, transplant them.
• These shrubs can also be propagated from Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Care of Lavender Butterfly Bush

• These shrubs prefer Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy soils.
• The soil must be Moist but well-drained.
• Add mulch to ensure draining.
• Add perlite and Vermiculite.
• care should be taken when planting near wild lands
• The Soil pH should be either Acidic or Alkaline or Neutral.
• These shrubs need Partial Shade to Full Sun.
• They grow well in Zones 8-11.
• The caterpillars may eat foliages.
• The specific pests that attack the plant are Capsid bug, Caterpillars and Glasshouse red spider mite. Apply insecticide as required.
• Cut back the entire branch to ensure new growth.

Images of the plant.





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