Common Name: Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac
Like the other members of the Cascade series, 'Pink Cascade II' consists of large 12" arching panicles of flowers in late summer to fall. This variety improves over the original with larger, puffier panicles. This blooms later to match 'Grand Cascade' and will serve as a season extender. We also have yet to observe seed set on this plant believing it may be sterile - a stand out trait among Buddleia.
Butterfly Bushes have certainly earned their place in the garden over the years, and its easy to see why. Just when we need a breath of fresh air in the late summer heat, they happily burst into bloom. At a time when many other plants are already spent, buddleias are just beginning their show. Their passive coloring and texture makes a wonderful backdrop for perennials, and you'll love the butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds that flock to their honey-scented blossoms.