Butterfly Bushes
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Butterfly bush

Zone Ramsey, IL (south central IL) | sharonz1115 added on July 31, 2016 | Answered

This is the first year I've had one of these. Love the butterflies it attracts. (Wonder how they know it's there?) Anyway, I'm finding that I have to daily go out and snip off many dead blooms. Is this normal? Thanks.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 2, 2016

Yes, deadheading your Butterfly Bush can be a daily chore, but this helps bring more flowers to your plant through the summer!
The Butterflies will appreciate your efforts!
Butterflies are attracted to flowers that are red, yellow, orange, pink and purple.
Here is an article with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/butterfly-bush/butterfly-bush-care.htm

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