Butterfly Bush Violet Buddleia Davidii is a fast growing, open, usually gangly shrub growing 6 to 8 feet tall. Butterfly Bush Violet seeds can be started indoors, and also known as Summer Lilac this perennial plant features overall coarse textured foliage with finely toothed leaves that are gray beneath and aromatic when crushed. Butterfly Bush Violet produces terminal, pyramidal spike of the spicy, sweet-scented, tubular, tiny lilac-violet flowers with four petals. The blooming Summer Lilac is very attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
Butterfly Bush Violet is usually best located at the back of the border, and the plant looks the best when it is planted in masses of three or five. Buddleia Davidii seeds have to be kept moist until germination. Butterfly Bush prefers to grow in full sun moist, well-drained soil, and the plant has to be cut to the ground each winter, so Butterfly Bush can re-grow from the ground to maintain effective display and good flower production.