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Buddleia marrubifolia ~ Woolly Butterfly Bush

Buddleia marrubifolia has spectacular fuzzy foliage and beautiful round clusters of orange flowers that are a bit less than 1" combined. The Woolly Butterfly Bush grows to 5 feet tall and wide. Buddleia marrubifolia is very drought tolerant. The Woolly Butterfly Bush is native to washes in the mountains of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico. As you might expect from these origins Buddleia marrubifolia is very drought tolerant once established. The harder issue is often overwatering rather than underwatering. Buddleia marrubifolia is tolerant of a moderate amount of shade. Plants prefer well drained soil. In colder areas Buddliea marrubifolia is deciduous. Plants are winter hardy to 15° F, at this they may be coming back from the roots. Buddleia marrubifolia attracts the Monarch, Gulf Fritillary, Pale Tiger Swallowtail, Western Tiger Swallowtail, Red Admiral, Mournful Duskywing, and Umber Skipper Butterfly and is a great choice for a butterfly or hummingbird garden in a hot Summer climate.

Buddleia marrubifolia, Woolly Butterfly Bush

Flowers and foliage of Buddleia marrubifolia the Woolly Butterfly Bush. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants in the Buddleia genus featured on this site:
Buddleia davidii Black Knight * Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Blue Ribbon * Blue Ribbon Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Color Crush * Color Crush Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Harlequin * Harlequin Variegated Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Lochinch * Lochinch Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Miss Molly * Miss Molly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Nanho Purple * Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Pink Delight * Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii White Profusion * White Profusion Butterfly Bush
Buddleia lindleyana * Weeping Butterfly Bush
Buddleia marrubifolia * Woolly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia weyeriana Honeycomb * Honeycomb Butterfly Bush