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Buddleia, Wisteria Lane PPAF

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Large, dense plants display an uncommon weeping habit with majestic flowers.

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This most unusual and delightful butterfly bush infuses the back of the sunny border with colorful flair. ‘Wisteria Lane’s large, dense plants display an uncommon weeping habit that flourishes long, majestic rich-violet flower spikes throughout summer. A glorious addition to your garden, and beacon to passing butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

5-9

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

22-24 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

36-48 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Fall, Summer

Resistant To Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.

Drought, Heat, Humidity, Rabbit

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  • Butterfly Bush

    Butterfly Bush
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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Butterfly bush may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost.

Sowing Seed Indoors:

  • Sow butterfly bush seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last spring frost date using a seed starting kit.
  • Sow seeds shallowly in seed-starting formula, or just barely press in.
  • Keep the soil moist at 70-75 degrees F.
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-21 days.
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 2 pairs of true leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots.
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Planting Plants in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12, inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball. 
  • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth. 
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand. 
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker. 
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination. 
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time.  Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry.  One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary.  Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
  • “Deadhead”, remove spent flower heads to encourage continuous flowering and prevent seed development.
  • In colder regions, apply another layer of mulch (1-2 inches) after the ground freezes in fall. Evergreen boughs (from Christmas trees) provide additional protection. Remove this mulch in the spring.
  • Prune to rejuvenate in spring. Cut plants to the base and they will grow back during the season.
  • Butterfly bush combines perfectly with ornamental grasses and flowers that have the same bloom period. Plant throughout your garden and attract butterflies all summer long.
Zone
5-9
Sun
Full Sun
Height
22-24 inches
Spread
36-48 inches
Bloom Season
Fall, Summer
Resistant To
Drought, Heat, Humidity, Rabbit
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Genus
Buddleia
Life Cycle
Perennial
Buddleia, Wisteria Lane PPAF is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One plant filled a huge pot I bought two of these last year, keeping one for myself and giving one to my mother. I planted mine in a large pot which I sat on to of a larger cedar stump. This plant quickly filled the pot with weeping blooms. This year it did even better. It’s one of the most impressive plants in my entire garden. The only problem is trying to remove the huge number of spent blooms. My mother’s plant was planted in her horrible heavy clay soil in the narrow space between her sidewalk and her house (in a retirement community). It didn’t grow nearly as large as my plant, but still survived and produced a good number of blooms. This plant did better this year, despite the very poor growing conditions.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money. If it would last 2 months, I'd have died and gone to heaven.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous! This was a tiny plant when I received it a few months ago, and now it fills a large container. It really does resemble wisteria, so it's best to plant in a container so the flowers can hang down. Just beautiful!
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Grows poorly. I bought this last last year with much protection it survived the winter which was not very harsh.It started to grow in spring but has very few leaves that are not doing well. Last year it did flower a bit. It is almost summer and I had hoped to see some vigorous growth.Butterfly bushes are usually fast growing plants.I am disappointed.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! I ordered three of these butterfly bushes early in the season and planted them in large pots. They are gorgeous! They're not demanding at all, but the blooms are lovely and the way they drape is elegant. I'm always searching for plants that can take this hot Texas climate and these buddleia seem very happy. One gets much more sun than the other two, so I water it a little more often. I love them so much, I've just ordered three more.
Date published: 2015-06-21
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