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Hi, i have a Budleya growing in my Garden, i think it is the normal pinkish/purple one that you see growing wild, My gardener friend found me one that was a really deep purple but this died in the frost two years ago, is there any way to improve,darken,deepen the colour of the one i have? i know plant respond to the ph of the soil,how harsh the climate is,light & temp etc.. or what fertilisers it has access too,
It grows really well & is about 4yrs old & 10 ft tall, about to flower so i'll find out what colour
no,you will have to buy or take a cutting from another such plant.Buddliea comes in many lovely colours and is easy to grow and propogate.
The colour ??ou have is fixed. Decide what colour you would like....red, purple, etc...and you can buy that plant. Buddleias dont need fertilisers ..good drainage and as much sun as possible is all they need. A nice variegated buddleia with lovely foliage and purple flowers called Harlequin is available too
The garden centres have buddlejas at the moment, just coming into flower. You should be able to pick one the colour you want.
Black knight is very dark purple.
I have a lovely white one, don't know name, it was given to me.
Thanks. I'll wait to see What colour this turns out to be, can't remember from last year.
I like the darker green colours so not sure about Harlequin? I like to get plants that need a home like the roses at the front, these were those crappy little valentine ones you get in baskets at the supermarket, these two were not sold after the 14th because they looked damged & tired, I freed them by planting them out