Cultivation: Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun, against a sunny wall. Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises Soil types: Chalky, Clay, Sandy Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral Light: Full Sun Aspect: South, West Exposure: Sheltered Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
10 best fast-growing shrubs for instant garden impact
The classic butterfly bush is a very fast-growing shrub and supremely easy to grow. It has vigorous growth and long cones of purple flowers that bees and butterflies love. Other varieties are available with white, gold and dark purple flowers.