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You cannot kill a buddleia-I have seen the growing wild on top of buildings-would not worry about the wind once they are established
Would not have bought it inside-doesn't need protection
I think they do need bigger pots. Greenhouse is cold but i will let them loose outside.
Are these the tough common or garden buddleias or a posh cultivar? As Sotongeoff says, you can't kill buddleias and the ordinary garden types can withstand terrible conditions and respond well to fierce pruning. If you let them go on unpruned, they will get leggy but if you cut them back really hard they will double up and become a much better shape. I've got one that I'm training into a standard at the moment, because I don't have room for it as a shrub. It does not seem to mind how much I chop it about. They are great plants.
Hi bunny, I was given some rooted cuttings end of last summer. Kept them in pots for a while outside but put them in the ground in the Autumn. They have survived the snow and look like they are starting to grow. They are tough.
Do you know where they are going to go?
Into a new bed (not dug yet) so when weather has warmed
Sounds good I have the dark knight and a pale pink one too. Looking forward to seeing them grow into useful screens for me and food for the butterflies.
Good comment, Verdun. I'll remember your advice. My buddleia is a common-or-garden blue one that I grew from seed. I planted several seeds and they all germinated and grew fast so that I ended up having to throw some away. I have done most things on the cheap but am realising that it is better to invest a bit more and get quality varieties.
Our buddleias have all been cultivated from wild growing ones we have found in athe areas around us - we have the most fantastic deep purple one and a white one, The council keep hacking back the white one which is growing in a fenced off bit along a main road but it keeps coming back every year I love this plant and so do the bees and butterflies