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common name: Butterfly Bush, Mountain Sage
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: cream
fruit colour: grey
main season: Spring
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
Bushy shrub of tidy, rounded habit with opposite, wrinkled, slender grey-green leaves, silvery white on the undersides. Panicles of small, sweetly scented, creamy white or pale yellow flowers, sometimes with orange centres, in late spring. Woolly greyish seed capsules follow.
Well drained soil in full sun. Needs a mild location with shelter from severe frost.
From seed or semi-ripe cuttings.
Native to hilly areas of South Africa.
pronounced: BUD-lee-uh lor-ih-KAH-ta