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Facts about Violet Purple Butterfly Bush, Beautiful and Fragrant Violet Purple Butterfly Bush. Violet purple butterfly bush is scientifically known as the buddlea, buddleia and buddlaja, has over 100 species and are shrugs that can grow up to 16 feet (4.87 meters) tall. Some are classified as trees because they can grow as tall as 98 feet (29.87 meters). The Violet Purple Butterfly Bush grow in America, Africa and Asia. The Violet Purple Butterfly Bush is named after Reverend Adam Buddle, a botanist and religious leader in Essex, England between 1662 and 1715. The first Violet Purple Butterfly Bush came from the Caribbean to England 15 years after his death. Also known as summer lilacs, the Violet Purple Butterfly Bush can bloom in a variety of colors from creamy white to shades of magenta and purple to sky blue. Some species are pink, orange, yellow and reddish-purple. Many common garden butterfly bushes such as the buddleia davidii, Buddleia lindleyana and the Buddleia fallowiana, give off a sweet honey fragrance that attracts birds, insects and butterflies. Some even produce a fleshy type seed called its fruit. The best fragrance comes from the Butterfly Bush-Buddleia salviifolia which is said to smell like Chanel perfume. Insects that are attractive to the sweet smell include hornets, wasps and bees. The Violet Purple Butterfly Bush are amazingly easy to grow and can be invasive in some areas. Flowers on this woody shrub can grow from almost four inches to almost 20 inches (10.2 to 50.8 cm) and American species may form small, globose heads that spread out into four small lobes or petals. The Violet Purple Butterfly Bush is fast growing and can produce beautiful flowers and smells from summer to autumn. It also provides color to the landscape with green, lance-shaped leaves that grow from a half inch to almost a foot long (1.3 to 30.5 cm). Other than providing a beautiful sight and smell for your home or garden, dyes and essential oils can be extracted from the flowers and stems. Some extracts can treat wounds, burns, ulcers and headaches and some extracts, such as flavoinoids, phenulethanoids, terpenoids and iridoids, are harvested for their economic value. In China, the Butterfly Bush-Buddleia lindleyana leaves are used for their intoxicating effect on fish that allows them to be taken from rivers with ease.
Violet purple butterfly bushes should be treated like perennials and pruned each spring. Cutting them back to the ground and covering them with mulch before winter should encourage a healthy new plant each spring. Mulching around the base of the Violet Purple Butterfly Bush to maintain proper moisture during summer and remove fading flowers to encourage continual blooming with allow its fragrant beauty to last longer. The shrubs range from deciduous to evergreen and are drought tolerant. The Violet Purple Butterfly Bush can grow in any type soil and need eight hours of direct sun for the best results. Planting the Violet Purple Butterfly Bush an area that drains well and using just a little mulch with no fertilizer will prevent root rot and allow proper flowering rather than foliage production. The Buzz is a new Buddleia species cultivated especially for patios. The violet purple butterfly bush can provide a beautiful sight and smell for your home and garden from summer to fall for years to come.