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Buddleia, purple 2008

Posted by mnwsgal 4 Henn MN (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 24, 09 at 5:09

Buddleia , purple ws 2008 bloom 2008

I am amazed at the length of the flower spike, twice as long as any of my other buddleia plants.

Butterfly Bush  Buddleia


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RE: Buddleia, purple 2008

Wow! That is amazing!

Beautiful


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RE: Buddleia, purple 2008

I can't believe it bloomed the same year, i had no idea they grew that fast. This is great news because i've sowed several different varieties this winter.

It's really pretty too.


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RE: Buddleia, purple 2008

irish, the first year plants stayed quite short and only had a couple of blooms. The two year old plants grew 3 ft tall with many blooms. Keep in mind in MN buddleia stays short due to our short growing season and having to come back from the roots each spring due to cold winters.


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RE: Buddleia, purple 2008

MN NW Gal,

Very cool! I want to try some next year. I almost caved
in Wal-Mart a few weeks ago and bought a bush.
I will see if I have the strength to hold out all summer.
I have wanted a BFB for 3 years now.

Mary


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RE: Buddleia, purple 2008

I found a single volunteer last summer (about July) in the bed where I had a single bush. It bloomed in late September. Our first frost was Nov 20-ish.


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RE: Buddleia, purple 2008

Mary, they are easy to grow from seed and grow quickly. I wish I had known about ws before I bought my first one as it was so expensive.

Buddleia need 4 wks of cold strat which can still be done in the frig if you want to start seeds yet this year.


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