A Conversation for Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly Bush - Nanho Purple

Post 1

Researcher 196938

I would like to obtain some knowledge on how to obtain seeds from the above-mentioned plants, as one of my three got wet feet and seemed to really die this year. Poor thing is transplanted now, but I don't know if it's salvageable. I have put three completed flower spikes upside down in a plastic bag to see if I can draw some seeds out...Can someone suggest my next step...and do I try and raise them indoors for the rest of this year?

Butterfly Bush - Nanho Purple

Post 2

John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!"

Hi there. I've had success growing Buddleia from seed simply by tapping seed onto a sheet of paper and sowing it directly into shallow pans in the late winter, then covering it lightly with a little finely seived potting medium. The seed is very fine, like dust. They don't seem to be terribly fussy. smiley - smiley


Butterfly Bush - Nanho Purple

Post 3


It's really easy to 'strike' butterfly bushes. Take hardwood cuttings in the autumn, and it wii soon produce roots.

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