RE: [gardeners] buddleia needs help

Dorsett (
Tue, 6 Jun 2000 20:53:55 -0500

You might want to take a few softwood cuttings, too, while you're at it...just
in case you lose the plant.  Buddleias root easily.  Just treat them like rose
cuttings, and cut away about half to two-thirds of the leaves you leave on the
cutting, to put less stress on them.  In about a month, you'll have backups to
give away when you realize your buddleia survived.  :)

 Barb in Southern Indiana  Zone 5/6
    A root is a flower that disdains fame.

> Hi All,
> I've been lurking for awhile but now I have a question.  I transplanted a
> buddleia (sp?) (butterfly bush) this am.  Pretty big one, about 5'.  Not
> much root came with it.  Anyway, it's really droopy right now.  It's in
> full sun.  I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to help it?  I
> thought about misting it, but am worried it might sunburn?  Any ideas out
> there?  Thanks.
> Barb