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pjvanee wrote:I am just across Lake Ontario (Buffalo area) from you, and also cut back my butterfly bushes in mid April. My bushes are all full of new growth, and had new growth on them when I cut them back. I have a Black Knight, and a bunch of generic others. I do not know if different varieties break dormancy at different times, but my different varieties all start growing at the same time.
Hope yours starts sprouting soon!
Mona Miller wrote:Butterfly bushes are normally drought tolerant. Have you tried some fertilizer?
RozieMozie wrote:im in the Toronto area, zone 5, and i'm worried about my butterfly bush ... it has not started to grow yet ... i trimmed it back mid April, and i'm worried that i trimmed it too early and have killed it ... i planted it three years ago so this is its second spring, and i can not remember when it started growing last year ... am i over reacting? is it normal for the butterfly bush not to be growing this time of the year?
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