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T4T4 Posts: 4
I was in Portugal recently and I saw the most beautiful Buddleia bush with round heads, each head had pink/orange/yellow petals on it. I have searched for its proper title and for places to buy it to no avail- can anyone help? Many thanks!

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,501

    Try Buddleja globosaX 'Salmon Spheres'

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,358

    it will be one of the crosses between globosa and davidiiimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • T4T4 Posts: 4
    Thank you buttercupdays, have checked that and the pink is too pale, it was more of a fuscia.

    Thank you nutcutlet, I've searched under those and can't find it online, could be though!
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    B. globosa is great for honeybees as the flowers are shorter than B davidii and they can get their probosces in.  Worth getting for that alone, but if there are other colours you liek even beter I daresay the bees won't mind.  Good luck image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,440

    Is it buddleja x weyeriana bicolor.

    Weyeriana are usually more yellow but that one has more pinky purple.

     

  • T4T4 Posts: 4
    Thank you fidgetbones the colours are very close! Just need to find the globe version now!
  • T4T4 Posts: 4

    So after all your help I have come across the answer, to do with pollination: they are buddleya globosa bicolour yellow and orange, which turn pink/red once they have been pollinated by the bees/butterflies, to tell them they have no more nectar: what an interesting and beautiful thing to learn image

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