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Wooly Butterfly Bush
Scientific Name: Buddleia marrubiifolia Benth.
Synonym: Buddleja marrubiifolia
Family: Loganiaceae
Wooly Butterfly Bush (Buddleia  marrubiifolia)
A Wooly Butterfly Bush at the Berridge Nursery in Phoenix
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Resistant in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Resistant in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Chihuahuan desert of Texas and northern Mexico, 1500 to 4000 feet elevation (450-1200 m)

Growth Habits: Evergreen bush, 5 to 10 feet tall and wide (1.5-3 m); silvery, downy leaves

Watering Needs: Drought resistant, moderate water for optimum growth

Propagation: Softwood cuttings in late spring, seeds

The Butterfly bushes are so named because of the numerous butterflies attacted by the the smell of their flowers. While I was taking this picture, several were hovering (as well as a couple of honey bees)

Blooming Habits:
The Wooly Butterfly Bush has orange flower heads, attractive to butterflies, during the year, particularly in spring and early summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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