In San Diego we are currently right on the middle of our first Santa Ana for the year. My garden is looking a little dried out and weepy, but still full of blooms. One of the best blooms right now is from the Butterfly Bushes: Buddleja. Here are a few locally available varieties of Buddleja davidii: Buddleja ‘Pink Delight’, Buddleja ‘Royal Red’, Buddleja ‘Navajo Blue’, Buddleja ‘Black Knight’, and Buddleja ‘White Profusion’. The flowers have a honey sweet smell that butterflies (and people) love.
Buddlejas grow very quickly, so keep your eye on them and trim them back severly in the winter. I pinch mine to keep them in line through-out the year as well. Otherwise, they will be 12 feet tall and gangly, much too large for my small garden.
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Wiseman, the Principal, has been a San Diego landscape designer
for the past ten years. Find out more at www.sageoutdoordesigns.com