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Buddleja x weyeriana 'Moonlight'

Buddleja x weyeriana 'Moonlight'
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Family:  Scrophulariaceae
Main Season:  Summer
Flower Colour:  Yellow
Leaf Colour:  Green
Position:  Sun
Soil Type:  Dry, well drained
Height:  1.8m to 2.4m (6' to 8')
Pot Size:  1.5L

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A lovely hybrid Buddleja with lilac buds that open to pale creamy yellow flowers with attractive orange throats. Drained soil in sun. 1.8m. Cut back hard in early spring.

One of the earliest Buddleja x weyeriana cultivars, 'Moonlight' has spikes of flowers that are intermediate between it's parents B. davidii and B. globosa.  The B. davidii parentage is only really noticeable in that the buds have a lilac tint to them before the flowers open and the balls of flowers are nothing like as tight as B. globosa. Starts to flower a little later than B. davidii, typically in July and can continue until the frosts.

Very pretty and well behaved in the garden. Not quite sterile but very few seeds seem to be produced so you won't get all the seedlings that B. davidii can produce.  Best in ordinary soil that won't get too wet in full sun.  We recommend cutting back by half in November to reduce wind rocking overwinter and them cut back harder, to c 60cm, in March.  If you can be bothered to deadhead this will prolong flowering.

Presumed to be one of Major van de Weyer's original seedlings in the 1920s. Corfe Castle, Dorset.


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