How Often Do You Water Butterfly Bush? Give butterfly bush about an inch of water a week while they’re actively growing, if rain isn’t sufficient, but don’t worry if you occasionally forget to irrigate. In the first year after planting, these bushes need regular water to develop strong roots.
What causes yellow leaves on butterfly bush? When butterfly bush leaves are yellow with green veins, this is a sign of iron chlorosis and can be treated by sweetening the soil with lime and fertilizing the plant to start it on the road to recovery.
Why does my butterfly bush look wilted? If the wilting leaves are shriveled and brown, the butterfly bush is suffering from lack of water. The butterfly bush needs water during its growth season in early spring and during dry spells throughout the season. If the wilting leaves are shriveled and green, the shrub suffers from herbicide toxicity.
Are coffee grounds good for butterfly bushes?
A. Coffee grounds are a good source of slow-release nitrogen. They can be worked directly into the soil around your plants or added to your compost heap.