Soft colour harmonises in mixed borders, honey scent attracts beneficial pollinators (and smells great). Why not plant one near fruit trees or your kitchen garden? Cold hardy once established; just give it a good annual chop back to keep it bushy.
DESCRIPTION: Large open shrub flowering from summer through to autumn with spear shaped clusters of light purple honey-scented flowers. Attracts bird life, butterflies and bees to your garden - no surprise it's commonly called butterfly bush. USE IN: Cottage and wild/natural gardens, mixed beds and borders, as open privacy hedge. PLANTING: Plant in ful sun, mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Likes free-draining soil, hates wet feet. Cold tolerant. CARE: Hard prune or coppice after flowering to maintain compact growth and heavier flowering. Fertilise in spring using a slow release fertiliser, give an extra boost during the summer heat using eco-seaweed. Tolerates moderate frost. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 4m H x 2m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.