Is there any special care needed to winterize a butterfly bush? Should it be cut down and covered for the winter? Thanks.
Great advice! I would add one more piece of information. Butterfly bushes are hollow stem plants. One should never prune hollow stem bushes in the fall because the exposed hollow stems will fill with water and then during the winter months that water will freeze. The resulting damage can and will kill the plant.
I would also add besides bees and butterflies loving these bushes-humming birds love to eat the nectar too. In fact hummingbirds will feel comfortable enough they will sit in the branches for long periods of time even preening themselves while visiting.