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  • #12736

    chris
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    I am very keen to getting a white buddleia growing in my garden. Does anybody have one and can give me cuttings please. Am happy to postage.

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  • #37191

    Jimy
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    hello
    im from the south island i have a purple butterfly bush and it is awesome
    i would love to no how one grows from cuttings or if anyone has any other colour cuttings they would like to spare

    hope we can communicate further in the future
    jimy

    #35337

    Jacqui
    Keymaster

    Hi Pat

    I remember you now! I will get in touch by email.

    Cheers

    Jacqui

    #35336

    mchaffie
    Participant

    Thank you for offering me some cuttings.

    My e mail is pat@mchaffie.org.nz

    My school is Gulf Harbour Primary
    Whangaparaoa.

    Pat

    #35315

    Jacqui
    Keymaster

    Where are you, McHaffie? I could mail you some cuttings… when I go home.

    Jacqui

    #35312

    mchaffie
    Participant

    Caves nursery has closed and I was wondering if anyone could help me find a source of an acceptable variety of buddleia for a school butterfly garden.

    Thank you

    #18540

    Jacqui
    Keymaster

    If you would like cuttings of Buddleias, socially acceptable varieties are available on TradeMe. There are several colourways/types – but not the noxious weed “Buddleia davidii”. Prices are very fair. http://www.trademe.co.nz.

    Jacqui

    #17058

    HeatherCrofskey
    Participant

    Hello Norm, I would dearly love some cuttings of B. salvifolia or if someone has rooted cutting/plants those would be welcome as well. Pay all charges.
    Trying to find nectar plants for winter flowering. Had good success over summer keeping butterflies in the garden with heaps of good nectar plants so would like to do likewise for winter. Tagged first butterfly today, a real thrill! Thanks in advance.

    #17018

    Terry
    Moderator

    I have a White Buddleia Davidii (white profusion) in my garden in the UK and it is loved by the Peacock butterflies in particular, although it is popular with other species as well

    #17013

    Anonymous

    Hi I am in Rangiora 30mins from Christchurch – I have two purple buddlea anyone is welcome also to come and take a cutting or seeds or whatever. Thanks

    #16869

    Jacqui
    Keymaster

    Hi Norm

    I have just posted some pictures of various Buddleias on the google group, buddleianz.

    I would love to know what their names are!

    http://groups.google.com/group/buddleianz

    Would you like some more Buddleia cuttings? I could get some next week for you if you like, and send them down…

    Let me know.

    Jacqui

    #16827

    NormTwigge
    Keymaster

    Close to my home is a straggly Buddleia salvifolia growing, which is the the winter flowering variety. On most sunny day in winter it usually has several Monarchs feeding at it and last year I took a cutting from it which I now have growing in my garden. Also have growing the Buddleia globosa, which flowers from spring through till the start of summer. It has an orange flower about the size and shape of a squash ball.
    Norm.

    #16825

    Jacqui
    Keymaster

    Anyone interested in Buddleia discussion, and sharing news, information and even (perhaps) cuttings, http://groups.google.com/group/buddleianz

    #16371

    Jacqui
    Keymaster

    I have also tracked down a white Buddleia in someone’s garden; very fragrant evidently, have been invited to get some cuttings. If anyone else is interested, please email me privately BraeNZ@orcon.net.nz (please put Buddleia in the subject).

    Cheers

    Jacqui

    #16361

    Jacqui
    Keymaster

    Hi Nicky

    You could contact Barbara Bishop who lives at Ruapuna, not far inland from Ashburton – I’m sure her phone number is in the book. She has Buddleias. Also, I called in to see Peter Cave and picked up quite a selection. I’m sure he could despatch them to you in the South Island – maybe you could do a “share” with Barbara.

    While I was there I got:

    B. alternifolia – very restrained with a powerful lilac flower on the second-year stems. 2m

    B. colvillei (Kew form), heavier fluffy down to the leaf, rose pink flowers. 2m

    B. cripsa – wooly white leaves, sweet-smelling lilac tubular flowers with an orange eye in spring. 3m

    B. madagascariensis – Orange-yellow flower spikes in early spring, 15cm long. Full sun. 2m.

    B. Nanho Blue – blue-violet flowers, small silvery evergreen leaves, flowers all summer. Tough reliable plant for exposed, sunny places. 2m.

    I also got another plant that Peter thought would be great for my butterflies – it’s used for hedging and looks a bit like monkey-apple for its foliage, lovely glossy leaves – but with a flower (none at present) that looks a little like white alyssum. You can see it here:

    http://www.nmessences.com

    I can’t wait until spring!!!

    Cheers

    Jacqui

    #16131

    11111
    Member

    I would love some cuttings from anyone who would love to share! I am happy to pay all costs involved

    #16112

    Anonymous

    I have white and purple buddlia – anyone in Petone welcome to come and take cuttings or any seedlings that may appear.

    #16107

    Jacqui
    Keymaster

    Some months ago I found a research piece on the web which dealt with the relationship of butterfly visitation with nectar qualities and flower colour in Buddleia. And I found it again today! It makes interesting reading.

    I have Nanho Blue and I think Black Knight.

    The figures are worth looking at, and are not included in the pdf if you download it. It’s best (I think) to read the article on the site.

    http://virtual.clemson.edu/groups/hort/sctop/dsec/dsec-04.php

    #16098

    Gilly
    Participant

    Yeah… I love buddleias and mine have never self sown in my garden.. wish they would 🙂

    #16096

    Jacqui
    Keymaster

    Hi all

    I get many inquiries regarding Buddleia (or Buddleja).

    Buddleia are often referred to as “the Butterfly Bush” as they are wonderful butterfly magnets, generous nectar providers. There are about 100 species known worldwide – not sure how many there are in NZ but they’re not ‘trendy’ at present and are not well known except to cottage gardeners, older gardeners and butterfly-lovers.

    In NZ one of the species of Buddleia (Buddleia davidii) has been declared a noxious weed because it invades river banks and forests, especially in the North Island. An insect is being trialled that they hope will control it.

    When you go to a garden centre and ask if they have Buddleia, you are often told that they are a prohibited plant, or on the banned list. This is nonsense – there are acceptable forms of the plant. Let’s talk about the other Buddleia species available which aren’t a pest.

    Cave’s Tree Nursery, near Hamilton have these five listed:

    B. alternifolia – very restrained with a powerful lilac flower on the second-year stems. 2m
    B. colvillei (Kew form), heavier fluffy down to the leaf, rose pink flowers. 2m
    B. cripsa – wooly white leaves, sweet-smelling lilac tubular flowers with an orange eye in spring. 3m
    B. Dartmoor – purple flowers, divided into the shape of fingers of a hand, 2.5m
    B. madagascariensis – Orange-yellow flower spikes in early spring, 15cm long. Full sun. 2m.
    B. Nanho Blue – blue-violet flowers, small silvery evergreen leaves, flowers all s ummer. Tough reliable plant for exposed, sunny places. 2m.

    All are on sale for $20 each – from Peter Cave, Pukeroro, RD3 Hamilton, phone fax 07 827 6601.

    I also have cuttings of other Buddleias, but not too sure what I’ve got until they flower! If you have Buddleias you want to share – or know where they can be found – please list your information here. We can swap! Or support the growers who have them!

    Power to the Buddleia!

    Jacqui

    #15942

    Shaun
    Participant

    Email sent Gilly, thank you very much. As I said in my email, I have some very fond childhood memories of spending hours watching the “butterfly bush” in The Cotswolds in England where I grew up, checking off the various species against my pocket version of “The Observer’s Guide to Butterflies”.

    Cheers,

    Shaun.

    #15941

    Gilly
    Participant

    Hi Shaun, I can certainly send you some cuttings. Email me privately on paws.for.thought@xtra.co.nz

    I have a variety of colours now….

    #15935

    Shaun
    Participant

    Gilly, how did this go? I, too, am after a white buddleia (and a blue one) and haven’t had any luck locally. Did the cuttings take? Are they able to sustain some cuttings themselves yet?
    Cheers,
    Shaun.

    #15591

    Gilly
    Participant

    Dee! Wonderful@! Thank you! I’m in Russell, Bay of Islands and will very happily repay your costs of postage. Gilly Jackson, 4 Russell Heights Road, Russell BOI 0255…. thank you thank you! My email is paws.for.thought@xtra.co.nz

    #15590

    Anonymous

    Have got some cuttings from a white buddleia from a friend who was just shifting out of her house
    Only trouble is she had a white and a purple bush side by side and she cant remember which was which
    So I have taken some cuttings from both and if you want them all and eventually you will find out which one is white let me know
    Where do you want them sent?
    I’m in sth island
    Dee

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