Name That Plant!

Name That Plant!

Can you identify this plant? We shot this shrub in California in June of 2005 . It was at the entrance of an airplane museum at Edward’s Air Force Base.


Dave has written since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. It is Beautiful, whatever it is. Looks similar to a butterfly bush that we had at a prior home.
    Does it attract butterflies??

  2. I won’t confirm it yet but here are the two guesses so far:

    Vitex or Chaste Tree
    Butterfly Bush

    I can see where people might think either one of these.

  3. I think the Butterfly bush some are suggesting is Buddleia davidii and that’s an intelligent guess, but I’m pretty sure this is Vitex agnus-castus.

  4. So far now we have:

    Butterfly Bush
    Audrey II

    Well I suppose everyone should have a name why not Audrey II. One question, who was Audrey the First? 😉

  5. You’ve obviously never seen the movie Little Shop of Horrors. Audrey II was the name of the man-eating plant voiced by Leo Stubbs of the Four Tops. Audrey I was the ditzy flower arranger at the flower shop the plant was named after!

  6. Oh that Audrey! I haven’t seen or heard anything about Little Shop of Horrors in years. Didn’t catch the reference. 🙂

  7. If it is Southern California my guess is Salvia leucantha…..
    purple sage….did you smell the crushed leaves?
    Rees Cowden
    No Brown Thumbs

  8. Is this plant a Buddleia “Blue Chip”

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