Some years ago now, a robust Buddleia bush flowered with purple plumes and Peacock butterflies. Then I pruned it. It died ! Here are the replants; three tones of purple. Bushes rooted well….NO BUTTERFLIES….and only a few years after an annual profusion. 2017 is a catastrophic year for butterflies.Mild winter, cold spring, late summer. 70 % drop in butterfly numbers.
See Butterfly Conservation.Org
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