Buddleja - Mixed
This is a hardy shrub, also known as the 'Butterfly Bush'. The large flower spikes are adored by butterflies and many beneficial insects. It is robust and fast growing it is a favourite for 'wildlife gardens'.
Sow indoors from February to April, 0.5cm deep, in a tray of compost. A temperature of 15-20°C is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 21-35 days. Transplant individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm pots. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into well-drained soil, 1.5m apart, in autumn. Or, sow outdoors, April-May, in a seed bed, 0.5cm deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 10cm apart, before planting out to flowering position in autumn or the following spring. Flowers from July to October.