Do butterfly bushes come back every year?
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Butterfly bushes are perennial plants that die back to the ground every winter. They then send out new growth from the roots in the spring. You can prune them either in the late fall or in the early spring before the new growth starts
In the northern limit of their range, they behave as herbaceous perennials, dying back to the root in cold winters. Since they bloom on new wood, even if there is no die-back, cut them back to the ground every spring