butterfly bush self-seed aggressively, so the flower heads should be trimmed each fall. Other plants to consider for your garden include tropical hibiscus, hardy in USDA zones 9 to 10; annual ...
Allow flowering perennials to stand over winter, when food is scarce; their seed heads will feed non-migratory birds. As a bonus, your garden will retain vertical interest through the winter.
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a butterfly. My money says the fluttering insect you’re envisioning has black-veined, reddish-orange wings outlined with white specks — the iconic attributes ...