Semi-evergreen. 5 ft. Sun to Part Sun.
Even when it's not in bloom, this is a lovely plant. Slender leaves are variegated with creamy white. The plant grows to 5 feet tall, and can adapt to more shade than most of the butterfly bushes. Flowers are bright purple with yellow centers and attract butterflies. Prune at least half of this plant in early spring to encourage plenty of new growth. Deadheading blooms will keep the bush blooming all summer into fall.