I have two budleja's in my garden; one white & one lilac,they are both
in flower at the moment but the white ones seems in distress, as all
the flower heads are hanging as if in need of water,but I know this is
not the case, any suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks JD.
>but the white ones seems in distress, as all
>the flower heads are hanging as if in need of
Most of the buddleia I've seen (at least the older
ones, with large flowers) seem to 'droop' over, at
least as far as bending in the middle. If the leaves
look fine (not limp and drooping), I would tend to
think that it's not necessarily in distress, just that
the weight of the flower is causing the drooping.
Is budleja the same as buddleia? Butterfly bushes certainly do droop
naturally, but they can also be harmed by over watering. I next-to-never
water mine & it looks great. I've used a bamboo pole to help train a
"leader" so that it is developing a trunk, & becoming more upright than
most butterfly bushes, since I also remove the lowermost floppy branches.
Without SOME training they'll end up floppy octopi.
-paghat the ratgirl
"Of what are you afraid, my child?" inquired the kindly teacher.
"Oh, sir! The flowers, they are wild," replied the timid creature.
very well to heavy
annual pruning by
but larger, blooms.
Cut back one-third
of the oldest stems
or prune all stems
to within 8 in. of
especially if winter
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Piggy-backing on this thread: I was about to query the NG
re: SECOND BLOOM
I am in So Calif coastal. I did prune my Buddleia after it finished
blooming in about May-June -- lost track exactly when.
Now it is blooming again.
Anyone else in this Zone, what has been your experience?
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