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Question by  Tori (33)

Can I grow a butterfly bush with my tomatoes?


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

My bush is next to the tomato bush and there has never been a problem. I plant the tomatoes early and the butterfly bush bloom in the late summer. You might check with your nursery for the best time to plant.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

You can grow this plant in the same area. It does attract bees along with butterflies and hummingbirds, and is beneficial in pollination. It likes full sun.


Answer by  ladybud (1069)

YES just plant it in a space so the tomatoe plant's don't shade it from the sun,I don't think they should be fertilized the same tomatoes Can and do eat alot of fertilizer and the butter fly bush might get nutrient burnt, But yes they will do fine provided the right mix of,nutrients and Sunshine.


Answer by  Zaka (2315)

Yes, as long as you leave two to three inches separation between the upper leaves of the tomato plant and the upper leaves of the butterfly bush. Tomato plants need direct sunlight.


Answer by  XGEOOSH (38)

you can grow them together,as the bush is going to provide your tomatoes with shade during hot climate .Due to the leafy nature of the bush,there will be more than enough shade for your tomatoes


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

I'm sure you could but if it were me I wouldn't because they draw alot of bugs and I wouldn't want the pests that close to my vegetable garden garden pest control is not fun.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

I wouldn't plant anything that attracts butterflies around any vegetables or tomatoes. They could lay larva on the plant and affect the tomatoe buds.


Answer by  ruffy (1117)

i would say yes a butterfly plant can be planted with tomatoes butterfly dont eat that much and i dont see a problem with that

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