Silver Spring Fountain Butterfly Bush (Buddleia alternifolia 'Argentea') is unlike any butterfly bush you've seen before! Its leaves are alternate instead of opposite, which is why its species name is alternifolia. But this isn't the striking difference I'm talking about. Fountain butterfly bush has long cascading panicles of flowers, creating an arching habit that is similar to a weeping willow. By summer, this massive shrub is covered in blooms, catching the eye of every local pollinator and garden in sight.
Plant size: 8-12' tall x 8-12' wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 5-10 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies of all types, as well as other pollinating insects
Notable features: fragrant, deer resistant, long-blooming, drought tolerant
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Buddleia alternifolia 'Argentea'