Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Description

Buddleia davidii, more commonly known as the butterfly bush, is part of the buddleiaceae family. A deciduous shrub, it blooms from July to September and grows to about 3m tall. It prefers sunlight and is often found in wastelands or in rocky riversides. 

An orange-gold dye can be extracted from the flowers or a green or black dye from the flowers, stems, and leaves combined. The butterfly bush is noted for its ability to attract wildlife - most notably butterflies!