What's your question? Ask

Butterfly Bushes

Q.why are my butterfly bush flowers open then turn brown?

Zone upcountry , sc | Anonymous added on August 18, 2016 | Answered

This is an established, mature bush. I did prune it back last year. I have a full bush of blossoms, but most are opening brown and spent. Thank you

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on August 18, 2016

This is likely a watering issue, to much or to little.
They prefer a deep watering but need well draining soil so the roots do not sit in soggy soil.
Inspect the plants for any signs of aphids or spider mites.
Neem Oil is a good treatment if you suspect insects. It works as both an insecticide and fungicide and is safe for people, pets and bees.

Here is a link with more information.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Butterfly Bushes
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert