BUTTERFLY BUSH PINK DELIGHT
'Pink Delight' is a butterfly bush cultivar which features deep pink flowers. It is a deciduous shrub with an arching, spreading habit which typically grows to 8-10' tall if not cut back in late winter and to 5-7' tall if cut back. Features huge, spike-like terminal clusters (to 15" long) of deep pink flowers which bloom from June to September and sometimes to first frost. Flowers are fragrant, and, as the common name suggests, very attractive to butterflies. Willowy gray-green foliage.
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Becomes weedy and sparse with diminished flowering performance if not grown in full sun. Does poorly in wet conditions. This shrub has better shape if cut to 2-3 feet from the ground in late winter each year. Removal of spent flower spikes during the growing season will encourage additional bloom.