Violet Butterfly (Buddleya)
Latin Name: Buddleya davidii
Item #: 602
(5 ft/1.5 m) Violet blue flowers 6 months from seed. Fragrant cut flower or flowering shrub. Plants attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Pkt. contains 50 seeds
(5 ft/1.5 m) Violet blue flowers 6 months from seed. Same species as popular nursery stock item. Fragrant cut flower or flowering shrub. Plants attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Pkt. contains 50 seeds
BUDDLEYA (Butterfly Bush)
GREENHOUSE: Sow indoors March 1st for late summer flowers. Easily germinated and no pre-treatment of seed needed. Germinate @ 70°F/21°C for 25 days. Cover seed lightly. Transplant 30 to 35 days after sowing. For saleable green plants allow 10 to 12 weeks in cell packs or 14 to 16 weeks for a 4 in/10 cm pot. Plants grow quickly under warm conditions of 65°F/18°C nights and slower under cooler temps of 50°F/10°C at night. Anything lower than this will damage foliage. Softwood cuttings can be easily rooted during spring and summer. Plants will flower the first season at 15 in/38 cm but will mature at 5 ft/25 m the second year. This is an excellent choice for a seasonal shrub during the summer in cold winter areas. Requires full sun and good drainage. A pH level of 6-7 is best.