(if you donate 10 dollars or more ... you will receive a small selection of seeds for the bees)
Lilac flowers with orange throats, in dense 4 - 10" spikes in late summer. Shrub to 6 - 15 feet, with large, narrow, dark green leaves that are white underneath. If cut to the ground by a freeze, it will sprout from the base and reach 7 feet by fall. Showy deciduous or evergreen shrubs of great value for the garden. Their handsome flowers are profusely produced in round heads or spike-like panicles, and are attractive to butterflies, who congregate to feed on the nectar. Handsome large leaves. Best in full sun and welldrained soil. Many will survive in the North if the base is protected. Easy from seed sown on the surface or lightly covered. Keep warm to germinate in 2 - 12 weeks. Give ventilation to prevent damping off.
Genus - Buddleia Species - Davidii Common name - Orangeye Butterfly Bush Germination rate - 79% Pre-Treatment - Required Plant type - Shrub Vegetation type - Deciduous Hardiness zones - 6 - 8 Exposure - Sun Height - 5'-10' / 1.50 - 3 m Spread - 6'-9' / 1.80 - 2.70 m Growth rate - Medium Bloom season - Summer Leaf / Flower color - Green / Lavender, lilac, purple Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline Soil type - Clay, Loam, Sand, Well Drained Water requirements - Average Water