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PlantFiles: Butterfly Bush
Buddleja x weyeriana 'Honeycomb'

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Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja (BUD-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: x weyeriana (wey-er-ee-AH-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Honeycomb
Additional cultivar information: (aka Honey Comb)

Synonym:Buddleia x weyeriana

6 vendors have this plant for sale.

21 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

8 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ThomPotempa On Dec 10, 2010, ThomPotempa from Houston, TX wrote:

This guy managed to keep on blooming throughout the severe winter last year! Copious blooms and is a butterly/insect magnet.

Positive pgcarroll On Mar 21, 2010, pgcarroll from Belleair, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

What a satisfying plant. We've had this one planted in full sun for three years now and it just keeps on flowering. We did have a problem with nematodes which were causing the plant to decline from the outside (tips) in. It had been looking so wonderful and I couldn't figure out what was happening. We have a good friend who's very knowledgeable about all plants in Florida, and he diagnosed nematodes. He told me to take some cuttings and re-plant them when they started to show new growth. I planted the successful cuttings in October '09 and those little babies made it through our freezes this year and, although they are not currently flowering, I have faith that they will. I planted several cuttings together for a "single" plant.

This plant seems to need to get to a certain height before it blooms. I have to periodically cut it back, usually late in the summer when it seems to get "fried" and shows some sort of insect damage (not sure what). The leaves get mottled and look a little sad, so I whack it back and it returns looking pretty, green, and before long, the lovely golden flowers appear.

Our bush is a favorite of all sorts of pollinators - butterflies, bees, and other flying critters. It's planted right outside our kitchen window so I frequently watch all the activity. The smell is very nice, but you have to get right up to the flowers to detect it.

The growth habit requires a bit of attention - maybe once a month, I have to cut back some of the side branches, as they start to cross over one another and it's not attractive when it's really cranking with growth. This doesn't take long and is a pleasant affair with all the pollinators buzzing about.

Negative cloverlymd On Jan 19, 2010, cloverlymd from Silver Spring, MD wrote:

In my garden (Md.) this has been scrawny and didn't bloom much considering its size.

Positive Fleurs On May 27, 2008, Fleurs from Columbia, SC wrote:

Honeycomb's flowers begin the summer shaped almost like balls, but as the summer progresses, the flowers lengthen until they resemble the ordinary trusses associated with butterfly gardens.

My only complaint is one of my own making: the shrub must contend with my neighbor's very thirsty maple roots. If I don't water Honeycomb, the foliage begins to look tawdry. Hope to do a better job caring for the shrub this summer!

Positive nwiebe On Apr 15, 2007, nwiebe from (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is an absolute must have for anyone loving butterfly bushes (buddleia). Mine is huge and averages around 6-7 feet tall here in central texas and full of blooms, the butterflies love it and so do the bees. Very easy to maintain.

Positive Marilynbeth On Nov 20, 2006, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Love it! Love the color!

Positive saya On Dec 9, 2003, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is also a fine Budleia that blooms whole summer until frost really hits hard. I cut it down every spring to 50 cm and it runs out to a firm bush of 200 cm again. I keep it deadheading while it blooms. Butterflies and bees love it too. It has a strong honeyscent which you also expect with the colour. It's very easy to maintain and very droughtresistant and disease-/crittersfree. Last winter we had frosts down to -20 C and it came out perfect. I live in the Netherlands in a zone 8a. it was sold to me as a Budleia globosa, but it turned out not to be one (I think).

Positive TerriFlorida On Oct 3, 2003, TerriFlorida from Plant City, FL wrote:

Hm. I was warned when I bought this one that it could get seven feet tall. Is that short? I sent for it from S. Carolina, I live in west central Florida, zone 9b most of the time. I planted this bush last November. We had our usual winter regarding 2-3 frosts, but unusual in that it rained a lot. (Our usual rainy season is summer.) Honeycomb bloomed all winter, all spring, and all summer. I cut it back in August, later than I'd intended. It's blooming again now. For all I know, this bush could be short-lived down here. But its very fragrant, unusual flowers were VERY welcome all last winter! Many little native bees visited it, many sulfur butterflies did too.

Positive lauburt On Jun 1, 2003, lauburt from Vancouver, WA wrote:

A different butterfly bush for a couple of reasons. One is that the bloom is in small, roundish sections instead of long and cone-like. The second is that is doesn't grow quite as tall as some other varieties, which can be nice in a smaller space. Flowers still have the same, sweet scent. I like this one a lot!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama
Springville, Alabama
Boulder Creek, California
Eureka, California
Fairfield, California
Paradise, California
Rancho Calaveras, California
San Anselmo, California
San Leandro, California
Pueblo, Colorado
Wilmington, Delaware
Clearwater, Florida
Orange Park, Florida
Plant City, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Braselton, Georgia
Dacula, Georgia
Lebanon, Georgia
Villa Rica, Georgia
Palmyra, Illinois
Barbourville, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Zachary, Louisiana
Brookeville, Maryland
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Fair Play, Missouri
Springfield, Missouri
Oxford, North Carolina
Oakland, Oregon
Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
Westerly, Rhode Island
Columbia, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Houston, Texas
Lampasas, Texas
Lubbock, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Kaysville, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Alexandria, Virginia
Chantilly, Virginia
Chesapeake, Virginia
Olympia, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin



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