Butterfly Bush seed question & Lochinch info needed

newgarden5April 22, 2012

I posted this in the butterfly bush section but got no replies yet. However, since I am in Florida I thought I would post this here...

I didn't realize this until now but I want to know if I am messing with my gardens future trail space or not. I love in zone 9 (Davenport, FL)

I have some Magenta and Blue-Violet (Buzz) Butterfly bushes planted on the side of my house spaced far apart from my rose bushes. I plan on keeping these relatively compack. Usually before the last few flowers fall off penicles of the plant I tend to cut them off. And because I had read that using the old/dead parts of some plants and fallen leaves make for a good organic mulch type product. I am worried I might have baby Butterfly bushes crop up in the near future..!

Can someone confirm or alleviate my fears? Thank you!

Now on to part 2. I bought yesterday the Lochinch butterfly bush in light pink and a darker purple color but I noticed that these are very lanky looking. Is there a way (that is the better way) to keep them smaller and not so lanky...?? I don't mind doing a bit of height but I just don't want them looking lanky and very airy looking on the otherside of the coin I don't want them to be too bush and unmanageable..

Any info would be lovely!

Jenny

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zoozue(9 Lakeland)

My butterfly bush has never seeded itself in the past and it has flourished in the garden for 4 years. I try to keep it compact as well. They need to be dead-headed or they stop producing flowers pretty quickly.

zoozue

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 2:36PM
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newgarden5

Thank you for the info zoozue!! I appreciate the reply that you made!

I am so sorry for the late reply. A house full of kids and everything that goes with it has kept me busier then I wanted.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 9:40AM
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