Butterfly Bushes
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butterfly bush

Zone 20772 | ctttl added on October 3, 2016 | Answered

Mine never bloomed! What did I do wrong?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 5, 2016

This could be a case of too much Nitrogen in the soil. Excess Nitrogen can lead to lush green plants and little or no flowers.
A soil test will help you determine if this is the case.
Your nearest County Extension Office can help you with a soil test for a small fee.
You can add phosphorous to promote flowering. Bone Meal is a good way to add phosphorous.
Here are some links with more information including a link to help you locate your nearest Extension Office.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/butterfly-bush/butterfly-bush-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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