USDA hardiness zones 4-5 should leaf mulch in fall for plant insurance
Plant buzz in spring or fall
Prune to 6″-12″ when new growth starts to emerge in spring
Grow in Large pots to bring the butterflies in for patio or window viewing
Attract more pollinators by growing in full sun
All non-native plants should be grown in a controlled garden setting when they can be monitored for potential issues.
Cut- deadhead spent blooms to promote new flowers. If you don’t deadhead, butterfly bushes probably aren’t a good option for your garden.
Blooms all summer until the first frost