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Butterfly Bush - Rotheca myricoides cultivar 'Ugandense' (1 gal.)

Butterfly Bush - Rotheca myricoides cultivar 'Ugandense' (1 gal.)

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Common names include blue butterfly bush, blue glory bower and butterfly bush. This is one of the few non-natives we carry that has a native range of tropical eastern Africa. We carry it since it has a light blue to violet flower-shaped like a butterfly and we love butterflies! Each flower has a darker blue lower petal. This is an evergreen shrub that can be 6-10' tall and up to 8' as wide. It can be propagated from cuttings.  The plant grows easily in soils that are moist, well-drained, and have plenty of organic matter. It requires consistent watering and tolerates full sun to part shade, but performs best in part shade.

'Ugandense' is a cultivar originally named was Clerodendrum ugandense, which was later changed to Clerodendrum myricoides ‘Ugandense’. The current name, Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’, was applied in 1998 based on the results of DNA studies. (source https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/rotheca-myricoides-ugandense/)