Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Special Butterfly Bush

I know this is not an impressive butterfly bush. It is small. The flowers are a little sparse. It is special though, because it came up from seed. That means in its short life so far, it has never been pot bound. It is blooming its first year and its roots are free to expand at will. I have always had my very best luck wintering over a butterfly bush that came up from seed. This year I have two. Can you believe my luck?

Mother Buddleja is in the background. This plant winters over, but grows very low to the ground. We will see who does better next year. I'm betting on the new young plants.

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