While a new butterfly bush might initially alarm gardeners concerned with potentially invasive plants, Buddleja 'Asian Moon' from Dr. Jon Lindstrom at the University of Arkansas is sterile! Its inability to produce seed means this cultivar cannot complete its reproductive cycle by producing seeds and thus blooms over an extended flowering season as the plant continues (futilely) to try to produce seeds. The flowers are light purple with orange throats. The foliage is light green with silvery undersides.
Common Name: Butterfly Bush
Family: Buddlejaceae (The Butterfly Bush Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Found in rocky riverside habitats between 1300 - 2600m. Waste places, often on brick walls, cliffs or roadsides.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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