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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

Zone Oak Grove Mo. | Joy88 added on May 17, 2019 | Answered

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.

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Answered on May 17, 2019

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.

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