Summer Lilac 'Empire Blue' in the flower garden
Are you always so happy when butterflies flutter around in your garden? With a butterfly bush (Buddleja) you can attract these beautiful insects to your garden. Butterflies like to come to a sunny garden to warm up their bodies and wings. Butterflies need flowers from which they can suck nectar with their rolling tongues, so the Buddleja offers real added value. This butterfly bush rewards you from July to autumn with many blue flowers that are also very good as cut flowers. You can enjoy your Buddleja both outdoors and indoors.
Buddleja pruning at the end of winter
To keep the Buddleja Davidii empire Blue in shape and to get lots of flowers, it is good to prune the Buddleja immediately after the frost period. It is advisable to do this every year. The butterfly bush grows quickly and forms long shoots. Cut off the tips of these shoots at the beginning of June. This will make the plant more robust, branch out with more shoots and it will flower at the end of each branch. If you cut away the wilted flowers, the butterfly bush will continue to reward you with lots of flowers.
Where to place a Summer Lilac - Buddleja in the garden
This summer-green butterfly bush Davidii empire Blue makes few demands on the soil, but prefers a sunny spot in your garden. You will then be rewarded with a variety of flowers. Of course, the Buddleja can be used as a solitary, but it is also very suitable for a flower hedge or planted as a group. A group of butterfly bushes with a beautiful yew hedge in the background makes a beautiful sight in many gardens.
Buy Buddleja Empire Blue
For one metre of hedge you will need about 3 plants.
DThe plants of the Summer Lilac Empire Blue are grown in pots, so you can use them all year round.