Nursery operators have known for some time that cultivars of the butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii) are on the way out of Oregon nurseries, deemed invasive by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Nurseries can’t propagate it, and they have until the end of 2009 to get rid of their remaining stock. Now the word is getting out to consumers. Digger magazine’s own Lisa Albert has an article about the butterfly bush in The Oregonian. Her interview with USDA horticulturalist James Altland and ODA plant division administrator Dan Hilburn broaches the question: if homeowners have the butterfly bush in their garden, what should they do?
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