Buddleia davidii 'Buzz™ Ivory'

Butterfly Bush

Tips for Homeowners:

Cut back early in the spring which will develop a bushier plant and will also serve to increase flower production. In order to optimize on flower production it is necessary to remove spent flowers and to keep the plant from colonizing it might be necessary to completely remove the seeds heads that form toward the end of the season.

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There will be lots of buzzing around this new, compact butterfly bush with white, honey-scented flowers.

  • Butterflies and bees delight in the flowers
  • Compact size suitable for a patio plant or in containers
  • Easy to grow

Ideal for the perennial border, as hedge or for naturalizing.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Butterfly Bush:

The honey-scented fragrance of the Butterfly Bush draws the butterfly to the delicious rewards of the nectar. Hummingbirds delight in the same, but are initially attracted to the plant by colors like red or yellow. The Butterfly Bush is one of many excellent choices for drawing insects and birds and, as in life, it is important to create balance so that all who inhabit benefit. Some of the hybrids currently available have either reduced fertility or the seeds produced are sterile which help to reduce the colonizing nature of this perennial.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • Naturalizing
  • Fragrant
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Container
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Gray
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Humming-birds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water