for buddleia lovers

nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

i was looking up Buddleia loricata which I grew from seed this year and found this site

http://www.buddlejagarden.co.uk/calendar.html

A fine selection

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  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Thanks for the site, nut, very interesting. I have 4 Buzz, pink, white, lilac and purple, would love to have the dark red one.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    I fancy dome of the different species but I don't think some of them are too hardy.

  • nice site is that your own? Ive a couple of purple ones that are just starting to open it's flower's now. I've also got some seeds for a white one, they have been in the greenhouse for a couple of months now. No sign of life at all yet, but i was told it could take months to germinate.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    not my site ZombieG, wish it was. shrubs take longer than annuals to germinate, maybe it's too hot in there. Don't give up on it though, put it outside and water now and again or leave it to the rain. Sometimes a change shocks the seeds into germination.

    their easy from cuttings, even I can get them to take. do you know where there's a white one growing to cadge a shoot or two?

  • I wish i knew where there was a white one for cuttings. I would even buy one but just dont see them in the garden centre's. I've got some cutting's on the go of the purple one's looks like out of 4 cuttings 1 has failed so i'm happy with those. I will try putting the seedtray outside and see if i can get a kick start on them. I had not thought about that. I've not been going nuts with the water more of a light mist with a spray bottle thing. Were expecting a wet weekend here maybe some rain will get them moving. thanks for that.

  • XX Posts: 707

    Hi zombiegardener, I have access to a white buddleia if you'd like some cuttings, just wondering if it a twig or two would survive postal journey? I'd be quite happy to get some for you. Variety is 'white profusion'.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,102

    I've got a huge white one here so again if anyone wants some it's no problem to attept sending. The big nursery I go to has several white ones on their list. Google -McLaren's Nurseries, Lochlibo Road, Glasgow.. Not sure if they do Mail Order but look them up. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,102

    Sara- sorry just read your post. They're supposed to be around 1 to 1.5 metres high, so middle of border I'd guess if your border's quite wide.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thanks for the offer for some cutting's thats very kind of you. I'm keen to try anything to get hold of a white one. One of mine is the buzz i got it last year about 1ft high this year its much bigger I was under the impression the buzz was the dwarf one. i took this today of it.

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  • Hi Fairygirl I was at my local garden centre on tuesday, no white buddleia but i did come away with a white fuchsia the "delta's sarah". 

    I will get a picture of the buddleia at the front tomorrow it must be 8ft tall.

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