Silver Fountain Butterfly Bush
Buddleia alternifolia ‘Argentea’
8-10 feet high x 6-8 feet wide
Open vase shape
This Plant Select® 1998 entry continues to thrill us. As the only buddleia hardy in Zone 4—that alone is a real plus—but the arching, thin pendulous branches covered in fine textured silver-gray foliage are quietly graceful. When the fragrant lilac hued blooms twirl around last year’s growth like stripes on a candy cane, it is a stunning addition to the early summer garden. What a butterfly magnet!
Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:
About sizes of our plants:
Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.