Success With Seeds Buddleia

Buddleia Germination Information

Buddleia is the botanical name for Butterfly Bush and Summer Lilac
Buddleia Seed Germination How to Sow Buddleia:
  • Sow indoors in early spring for fall flowering, or sow outdoors anytime in late spring or summer
  • Cover seeds with 4 times their height in soil
  • Maintain a temperature of 68°-70° F during germination, which takes 15-20 days
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Buddleia:
Soil: Keep the soil well-drained. Plants well in a wide variety of soil conditions

Temperature: Plant tolerates heat, humidity and drought

Additional care:  Mulch in winter to protect the roots. Prune back to 10 inches each spring before new growth to encourage more blooming and a bushier habit

Appearance and Use:

An easy-to-grow source of summer-to-fall color with quick growth, it is ideal as a hedge, screen, or specimen. Buddleia is deciduous and shrub-like, growing up to 14 feet tall. Tapered bloom spikes, up to 12 inches long, arise from summer into fall in shades of white, lilac, pink, red, or yellow, sometimes bicolored. Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds love the sweet honey scent of the blooms. Dark green foliage, 8 inches long, is lance-shaped and coarse with a felted underside

About Buddleia:
Pronunciation:  bud’le-å da-vid’e-i
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Loganiaceae; native to China
Common Names: Butterfly Bush and Summer Lilac