Butterfly Bush

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 5.5 - 8.5
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate humid subtropical



Family Scrophulariaceae
Other scientific names Nicodemia


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 8 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -12°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • cream
  • lilac
  • magenta
  • purple
  • red
  • red-purple
  • violet
  • white
  • yellow
Leaf color
  • green