Latin name: Genus: Buddleia (specific species can vary)
Zones: 5- 9
Common names: Summer lilac
Mature height/spread: a large deciduous shrub 5′ to 10′ tall, can grow 5′ to 8′ from the ground in a single season.
Soil/Climate: native to China, tolerates a wide variety of soils and climates. Likes full sun and well drained soil.
Notes: Aggressive grower. The common color is lilac with orange in the throat, available in pink, red, purple, and white as well.
Wildlife: Necter is popular with hummingbirds as they love the flowers, especially the red ones. Attractive to butterflies and moths.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Butterfly Bush shrubs which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.