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buddlia buzz

Are they perennial?



  • Yes, but I'm not a fan.I find they're silly little things, without enough flower for more than one small bee. 

    Oops, forgot myself there. 


  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 6,968

    Disagree Hortum,  My buzz is plastered with flowers and butterflies love it.  Its a great plant for the smaller garden, or mid border in larger gardens.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • they are lovely shrubs, have ago nick. I planted one this summer and it's been beautiful and full of flowers, in fact mine is on its 2nd flush of flowers. They are perfect for small gardens and pots. Mine grows to about 4 x4 ft and the butterflies are loving it.


    For some reason the photo is the wrong way up!  This is called Buzz Ivory. It will flower every year with very little maintanence unlike larger varieties that can grow very large and need cutting back from time to time


    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • I have a young one in a container, and it produced a few flower spikes this year but it is not thriving. I will see how it does next year. If it doesn't improve i will probably plant it in the ground, where my larger B davidii is very happy - grown from seed over 30 years ago and still performing.

  • I will give it a good mulch with some rotted down manure and hopefully it will be as good next year.

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,992

    I like something with a bit of substance. I don't think I'd want a mini buddleia even if I had a mini garden. A big buddleia or no buddleia for me. and yes I do know the spelling has changed but I prefer the original.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,992

    big and white yes

    variegation no Verdunimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • the bigger ones do have more impact, I used to have a Pink Delight in my old garden that got huge, and when hacked back was still as good the following year. I plan to have a bigger one in the back garden where I have more room. The buzz ones are just right for my tiny front garden as all the front gardens in the new estate are open plan. I didn't want to block off my lovely view, I just hope it doesn't disappoint next year.

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

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