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Rotheca myricoides 'Butterfly Bush'
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Ships in 10 inch nursery pot. 28-30 inches in height.

Rotheca myricoides 'Butterfly Bush' - is more commonly referred to as the blue butterfly. It is called this because of the shape of its flowers. In the early summer, it produces beautiful light blue and lavender flowers that blooms into a shape that resembles a butterfly. It is an evergreen shrub that gets up to 10 feet tall and just as wide. It has leaves that are shaped like eggs and are 3 to 4 inches long. It is native to Kenya and Uganda in East Africa. It enjoys partial shade and requires regular watering.

Name Rotheca myricoides 'Butterfly Bush'
Common Names Butterfly clerodendrum
Grow Zone 9 - 11
Light Conditions Partial Sun/Shade
Water Requirements Average, do not overwater
PH Level 6.1 - 7.5
Minimum Height 8 feet
Maximum Height 10 feet
Growth Habit Fast
Bloom Period Late Spring-Early Winter
Bloom Color Light blue, lavender
Fragrant Yes
Best Grown In Outdoors, indoors
Scientific Name Rotheca myricoides
Class Liliopsida
Family Verbenaceae
Genus Rothea
Species myricoides
Cultivar Ugandense
Salt Tolerance Low
Grow Zone 9 - 11
Grow Zones
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