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Plant Identification: Purple and white flower id

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Pittsburgh, PA

October 6, 2012
8:14 PM

Post #9297963

Hi, I have a couple of flower ID questions. What are these flowers? I'm always on the lookout for perennials and am wondering if these are native here (SW Pennsylvania).


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Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2012
8:22 PM

Post #9297967

The purple is butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii There are quite a few purple flowered cultivars so I think it'll be tricky to figure out for sure which one it is. Not a native (but it should be hardy in your zone and come back next year). The white one looks like a type of Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum) Also not a native, but is a perennial as well.
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2012
3:59 PM

Post #9298887

Hopefully if you plant a butterfly bush you would be more vigilant about deadheading it, a few minutes once or twice per week. That's one's running rampant, has few flowers, and does not look as pleasing, structurally, as a more meticulously maintained plant.
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2012
4:20 PM

Post #9298905

Ditto to both...

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