Why Do They Call It A Butterfly Bush?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRDS # 146013739

Our Sedona Weather Affords Us A Variety Of Plants & Flowers

One of My Favorites Is The Butterfly Bush

It is all part of the Sedona Life Style

Sedona Butterfly Bush

Sedona Butterfly Bush

The flowers come in many colors from white to dark purple.  According to the Farmer's Almanac, butterflies prefer the lavender or mauve color.  The plant is robust to zone 5. It will remain evergreen from zone 8 south.  Sedona is in zone 8b.  As you get into the canyon the weather gets colder and you will probably have to cover the plant in the winter.

The Butterfly Bush provides nectar to butterflies as well as other insects and hummingbirds.  This bush does not support butterfly reproduction and the lifecycle. You need to also plant a "host" plant such as milkweed if you want butterflies to stay.

In Sedona - Blooms Start In April - Hearty By June

There is very little maintenance to these bushes. They will grow tall so prune them back severely. during the late winter early spring. Check with your local nursery for the best time for pruning in your area.

Sedona Butterfly Bush

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James Dray
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Good morning Sheri.  Based on what you've written I agree with Praful Thakkar, ours is no where the length of your time line

May 21, 2017 03:21 AM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Those are such pretty shots of that butterfly molesting those flower blossoms, Sheri!

May 21, 2017 04:03 AM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Sheri, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

May 21, 2017 04:04 AM #4
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Sheri. Always nice to see a buterfly. Not so many her in downtown Chicago! Enjoy your day!

May 21, 2017 05:11 AM #5
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks, Sheri.  Another mystery of nature you've just solved for me.  

May 21, 2017 05:13 AM #6
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Simply lovely seeing Monarch butterflies. It reminds me of my childhood in Upstate New York when life seemed so much simpler!

May 21, 2017 05:23 AM #7
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Hi Sheri, I love these bushes. I have one just like teh one in the photo and 2 others that have a more blue flower that the butterflies and bees like even more. I tried to count the number of butterflies on it at one time and stopped at 3 dozen.

May 21, 2017 05:28 AM #8
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Sheri. I have some of these bushes and enjoy watching the butterflies.

May 21, 2017 06:36 AM #9
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sheri,

Love you shots of your butterfly bushes.  It is fun to see them enjoying the flowers.  Happy Sunday to you.  A

May 21, 2017 07:30 AM #10
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Patricia Feager
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Sheri - I've been searching for a butterfly bush but this season they don't look very healthy in my area. After seeing your photograph and reading your blog, you got me motivated again because the mission to achieve the purchase and get results like you illustrated is worth it!

I really needed to read your blog post today. Seeing is believing!!!

May 21, 2017 08:34 AM #11
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Never had a butterfly bush, but we used to have a really cool yellow bunch of flowers that looked daisy like.  The butterflys loved that thing.

May 21, 2017 08:39 AM #12
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Sheri  --- as Norm Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 commented there is something child-like in appeal(and in memory) when it comes to butterflies to me too --- here's to being a kid even when the mirror reminds us it's no longer true.   Great photos -- as usual.  

May 21, 2017 08:46 AM #13
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing your photographs. Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.

May 21, 2017 11:41 AM #14
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Sheri - That's a pretty plant. I wish we had more butterflies in our area - every so often we get a Monarch migration, but the normal population is small - maybe it's the lack of humidity in our climate.

May 21, 2017 02:03 PM #15
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Sheri, my parents used to have butterfly bushes at their old house and I could spend hours just watching the butterflies enjoy them. They're just beautiful!

May 22, 2017 08:55 AM #16
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Lou Ludwig
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Sheri

The bush is attracting a lot of butterfly's.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 22, 2017 07:33 PM #17
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I think that bush might work well in Oklahoma with our climate warming in April on.

May 23, 2017 02:35 PM #18
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Sheri I never knew this - very cool!  I must plant one in my yard albeit it will bloom earlier than in it does in Sedona.

May 23, 2017 04:49 PM #19
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Those are beautiful, Sheri - the bushes and the butterflies. Ours is blooming right now and a gorgeous deep purple, but I have yet to capture a butterfly on it.

Jeff

May 26, 2017 07:43 AM #20
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Nice shots of the butterflies and the butterfly bush that they love to feed on.

May 28, 2017 03:20 PM #21
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