Q.My established butterfly bush was submerged under water after a heavy rain. I tried to drain it the best I could but the leaves dr
ied up and fell off. Now it isn’t producing anything now. It’s been 2weeks now. Was wondering if the rain killed the my bush.
Butterfly bush does not tolerate wet soil; that usually means that roots are prone to rotting. In addition, wet soil forces out oxygen which the plant roots need. Even so, I would give it another 2 weeks. It may get over the shock and rally. Do not feed it during this time but it's fine to trim it back. Good luck.