Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Honeycomb Buddleia
Buddleia x weyeriana ‘Honeycomb’
(BUD-lee-uh) (wey-er-ee-AH-na)

This Butterfly Bush has a different flower than most. The color, of course, is much different. Also, the fact that the blooms are more compact and less cone shaped. It still attracts butterflies and bees; there were many flying around while I took this picture. The plant itself seems a little more compact and a lighter color than Buddleia davidii.

While Butterfly Bush is easy to grow, it does need a little attention throughout the year. Mine have produced a lot of seedlings; enough so that some of them have to be removed. Other seedlings I cut to the ground each year and that helps them stay a little smaller. All in all, a very rewarding plant.

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