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When will my Buddleia flower?

Jennym83Jennym83 Posts: 41
Hi, I’m new to the GW forum and have so many questions as I am trying to turn my garden into a garden that will attract bees, butterflies and as many birds as possible. 
I had a Buddleia delivered yesterday, picture attached. Can anyone tell me when it might flower, am I looking at a few years down the line as it’s so small? 
Thank you 
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  • Jennym83Jennym83 Posts: 41

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    Plant it out in a well prepared sunny spot and you should get flowers this year, later in the summer. 
    They flower on new growth made each year, so each spring we prune hard back
    and get lots of flowers on the new growth. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Jennym83Jennym83 Posts: 41
    Thank you so much, I wasn’t expecting to hear it could flower this year! Going to plant it today.
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    Where did you buy that mate 
  • Jennym83Jennym83 Posts: 41
    Gardening express
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    Cheers mate. My garden has been done up this year for pollinators and I've bought 7 buddleia from the large ones to the buzz variety but ain't got that one 
  • Jennym83Jennym83 Posts: 41
    It’s meant to be a bicolour one so I’m hoping it comes out like the picture suggests. I’ll be so disappointed if it doesn’t but it will be lovely I’m sure
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    Looks beautiful ☺☺
  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,052
    Oh, that's very nice! I don't have any, but I potted up two that self seeded from a neighbours garden. The one you have looks big and healthy so I am sure it will flower as I hope mine will. There is nothing nicer than Bees and Butterflies in the garden and at the moment the butterflies are all over the Erysimum Bowles Mauve.

    SW Scotland
  • Jennym83Jennym83 Posts: 41
    That’s lovely to hear Purplerain, I don’t actually get many butterflies in my garden at the moment which I’m really sad about but hopefully this will start to attract them. My back garden is north facing so I might put it on the front so it gets all the sun  B)
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