Butterfly Bush

Asked April 6, 2018, 4:33 PM EDT

What's the best way to keep a new butterfly bush watered? Thanks for your help.

Baltimore County Maryland

3 Responses

If there is no rain, check the plant at least once a week and water it thoroughly for several minutes so that the water soaks in deeply.
Here is an article on post-planting care of shrubs. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/trees-and-shrubs/post-planting-care
Butterfly bushes are very adaptable, so much so that they are now invasive in natural areas of Maryland. We recommend cutting back the spent blooms after it flowers, to help avoid re-seeding.

ckc

Thank you very much for your help. It means a lot.