Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion'

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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Bring life into the garden with this prolific bloomer with its pure white flowers that arch from the tall gray-green growth.

  • White flowers with yellow eyes
  • Honey-scented fragrance
  • Blooms all summer

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

Height: 5-10 ft
Spread: 5-10 ft
Zone: 5-10
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


  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Long Blooming
  • Great Foliage
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Blooms all Season
  • Naturalizing
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Rock Garden

Foliage Color:

  • Gray
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Humming-birds

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water