Perennials Plants for Butterflies/Bees

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Re: Perennials Plants for Butterflies/Bees

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » June 6th, 2014, 12:43 pm

mikhurram wrote:An unknown Buddlei Bush variety. A task for Hammad Kisana perhaps?
thanks sir for giving me this task of identification.sir it is not buddleia or from buddleia family but it is Amorpha fruticosa from legume (Fabaceae) family ..common names are desert false indigo, false indigo-bush, and bastard indigobush..it was difficult task and now i am candidate of one cutting of mint from Saudi Arabia... :D :D :D

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Re: Perennials Plants for Butterflies/Bees

Post by mikhurram » June 6th, 2014, 2:06 pm

Hammad thank you for the ID. I'll send you some rooted cuttings of Arabian mint along with the Cannas in a few days.

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Re: Perennials Plants for Butterflies/Bees

Post by mikhurram » May 9th, 2015, 1:10 pm

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Buddleia Bush 'Royal Red' whose actual colour is purplish red.

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Buddleia Bush 'Pink Delight'. Flower size is bigger and thicker than Buddleia 'Royal Red'.

Finally our indigenous white Ixora a shrub for all seasons which blooms throughout the year and immensely fragrant.
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Post by Mustansir Billah » May 9th, 2015, 5:22 pm

Excellent Capture... Which flower is in the first picture?

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Re: Perennials Plants for Butterflies/Bees

Post by Izhar » May 11th, 2015, 2:21 pm

what a beauty... is there any fragrance in butterfly bush?? what are its growing requirements??

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Re: Perennials Plants for Butterflies/Bees

Post by mikhurram » May 11th, 2015, 2:50 pm

Has a honey like fragrance. Its being grown in a raised soil bed to preempt the possibility of water logging during the monsoons. The site gets sunshine for 6-7 hours.

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Re: Perennials Plants for Butterflies/Bees

Post by KBW » May 11th, 2015, 3:53 pm

Very informative. Thanks for the effort Khurram sb :)

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Re: Perennials Plants for Butterflies/Bees

Post by mikhurram » May 19th, 2015, 12:53 pm

KBW sahib, i used to think that Buddleia Davidii wasn't suited for our climatic zone here in the cities but both these buddleia's are thriving and growing well. The best thing is that they tend to grow easily from cuttings.

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Buddleia Royal Red whose colours are actually purple.

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Buddleia Pink Delight

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Re: Perennials Plants for Butterflies/Bees

Post by mikhurram » May 19th, 2015, 1:00 pm

Vitex agnus-castus aslo known as Chaste tree as supposedly monks used to eat the berries to maintain their celibacy. The berries of this fragrant shrub are used for treating hormonal imbalances, premenstrual syndrome, infertility and skin problems. Bees, butterflies and beetles tend to find its flowers irresistible.

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