Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea'
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Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea'

summer lilac
butterflybush

  Family BUDDLEJACEAE 
  Genus Buddleja 

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Identification
Genus  Buddleja Species  alternifolia Variety  Cultivar  Argentea Common names  summer lilac   butterflybush Family  BUDDLEJACEAE Specimen number  S11168 Data source  HtZn p86
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  20' Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 10-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea' is a butterfly attractor. Butterfly bush (also known as summer lilac) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20 Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this species has a texture that is fertile. This plant does best in full sun. It does well in well drained soils.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant flowers Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes 
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea' is a woody perennial. Flowers: Butterfly bush (locally known in some parts as summer lilac) has lilac like flower clusters. The flowers are usually a purple color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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