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Q.When to prune or deadhead butterfly bushes.

Zone 61526 | Anonymous added on August 18, 2019 | Answered

Do we need to take faded flowers off of butterfly bushes?

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Answered on August 19, 2019

It is a chore to deadhead butterfly bushes, but doing so will enhance the look of the shrub and prevent seeds from forming and dropping, producing weedy volunteers that invade native wetlands. Most bushes are hybrids and the seeds don't come back true. Ask for the sterile variety when purchasing butterfly bush.

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