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tiliaandsensibilia

Suburban gardener in zone 7a just figuring things out as I go.

Buddleja x weyeriana 'Bicolor' syn. Buddleja davidii 'Bicolor', Buddleja x weyeriana 'Flower Power', Buddleja 'Kaleidoscope'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2021
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tiliaandsensibilia

The biggest carpenter bee I've ever seen! I love these big dumb oxes. #butterflybush #carpenterbee

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2021
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tiliaandsensibilia

UGH! I bought a butterfly bush without realizing it's invasive! I should just throw it away, right? Is it worth putting in a planter?

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ShelleySnyder

It's definitely worth putting in a planter, just don't plant it in the ground, butterfly and hummingbird love this and it really is an attractive plant, it will stay smaller in a pot also!💘😍

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tiliaandsensibilia

Yes @ShelleySnyder the pics of it were so pretty, I think I will try it in a planter. Thanks

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ShelleySnyder

My pleasure!💘😍

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lesliecole49

Hmm, I didnt know they were invasive either until after I had purchased one. I have had it a few years now in ground and haven't had any invaders pop up in the yard but that doesnt mean they haven't. They are not something I see in the fields or roadsides around here either. (I'm in a 7a zone too. Middle Tennessee)

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lesliecole49

I've read and heard rose of Sharon are invasive too but have never had a problem with them. Maybe further south than me...

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violetenergy

I live in zone 8b & have one in a large plastic tub. The bees & butterflies love it. I bought 2 more for in the ground. Just be sure to deadhead regularly. Very easy to care for.

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tiliaandsensibilia

When we moved into our house five years ago the yard was overrun with invasive honeysuckle, english ivy, and day lilies and we've only gotten them under control this year. So anything potentially invasive sends shivers down my spine.

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tiliaandsensibilia

I'll put it in a planter for this summer and see how much trouble it is to keep up with deadheading

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lesliecole49

Not invasive at all like the ones you just listed tho.

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