Native Region: Chile
Zone Range: 7-10
Preferred Climate: Sunny sites; well draining average soil.
Harvest Date: Sunday 23 September, 2012
Seed count: 25-30
Foliage is a little larger than its Buddleja davidii kin, but the plant's overall structure is more stout and its branches don't tend to droop. In late May the bright yellow flowers arranged in perfect spheres are a delight for your eye and nose as the perfume is like wildflower honey. No wonder the bees and butterflies are all over it! Great for dry sites where you don't need to water even in hot sun once its established. Hardy on our west coast. I've never seen a hint of disease or pest problems. I wish it self seed.
Blooms on new wood, so prune in the spring any winter die back.
Very fine seed. Press seed into moist well draining peaty medium. Chill for 4 weeks and keep moist. Needs light to germinate. After chilling, needs warmth and light to germinate. Optimum germination temp: 20-24C. Days to germinate 20-40. Easy to grow.