Butterfly Bush – Invasive or Not

Q: On your website you write that butterfly bush is a good plant to attract butterflies. While that is true, the Georgia Department of Agriculture says butterfly bush is showing signs of becoming invasive.

A: I know that other states have declared butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii, to be invasive but the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council does not list it as being problematic at this time. I’ll take their word for it but I note that several new butterfly bush hybrids are described as sterile.

North American Butterfly Association

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