No success with buddleia butterfly bush seeds

joannpalmyraMay 5, 2012

I've tried twice now to grow Buddleia Honeycomb - yellow globe. My other Budds have seeded and grown in nearby pots with no help from me. I'm using Miracle Grow plant starting mix and a mini window sill greenhouse. Everything else grows very nicely this way, but I've gotten nothing from the tiny Buddleia seeds.

Do they require a different method?

I appreciate any ideas. Thanks. ~JoAnn

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

There doesn't seem to be a lot of information available on any of the databases, I wonder if that isn't because of a high likelihood it won't come true from seed - being a hybrid of Buddleia davidii and Buddleia globosa.

Ontario Rock Garden seed database does mention up to 90 days to germinate for the weyeriana types (surface sown, 65-68F) and a somewhat low germination rate....when did you sow?

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 2:19PM
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joannpalmyra

90 days - goodness! I sewed the first seeds in late March, the second batch just 2 weeks ago.
I'd better pull out my rerserves of patience.
And shop for a globe plant instead of seeds.
Thanks so much! :)

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 12:57AM
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Tony G(5a)

Here is an affordable plant option. Hope this helps, Tony

Here is a link that might be useful: Honeycomb butterfly bush

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 3:39PM
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joannpalmyra

Hi Tony. Thank you! I've added that to my ebay watch list and will bid on Friday. :D
Now to find a multi colored one. I've seen a pink/orange one before and loved it. I've got 2 different purples, 2 pinks and a white.
I was hooked the year my first one bloomed and was abundant with butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and those funny hummingbird moths.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 9:36PM
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