Buddleja cordata var. tomentella | Hairy Mexican Butterfly Bush
Buddleja cordata var. tomentella is known as Hairy Mexican Butterfly Bush or Los Lerios Butterfly Bush, was named as a subspecies of Buddleja cordata in 1924 by Eliane Meyer Norman, a French born American botanist. Variety Tomentella is distinguished from the species by the closely packed hairs on the underside of the leaves, as opposed to tufts of hair on the species. Native to Northeastern Mexico, it grows in rocky, bone-dry hillsides near the town of Los Lirios at 7,000′ elevation.
July through August clusters of small, sweetly scented creamy-white flowers are produced in terminal panicles that attract an abundance of unusual pollinators, including wasps and hoverflies, who become strangely hypnotized in the blooms.
Can grow into a large shrub or tree.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 12 ft
Mature width: 10 ft
Hardiness zones: 7-10
- Price is for three cuttings (3)
- Each cutting is 4-9 inches long. May be single top or multi-top.
- Guaranteed to be green, healthy, and alive. Plus pest and pathogen free.
- Guaranteed to be true-to-name.
- Please only order unrooted cuttings if you are comfortable and familiar with rooting plants
- Plant orders shipped out on Monday and Tuesday ONLY.
- If it’s believed the plants are not alive and healthy when you receive them you must let us know any concerns you have within 24 hours of arrival. If we do not hear any concerns within 24 hours it will be assumed that everything arrived in good standing. We cannot be held responsible for mishaps, errors, mistakes, or bad luck after this time frame.
How to prepare cuttings to root via rooting cubes inside a humidity dome.
- Upon arrival, give cuttings a new fresh cut on the bottom of the stem. Then set in a cup of water for a minimum of 15 minutes.
- After soaking, gently cut or scrape small marks into the bottom portion of the plant stem (½ inch) with scissors or a razor blade.
- Dip the scarred end of the stem into rooting gel or rooting powder (gel is superior). This can be done without rooting gel, but results are not as good.
- Insert the plant stem into a rooting cube (Oasis cubes, grow plugs, soil-cubes, rock-wool cubes, etc) and place into a nursery tray with a humidity dome over the top. One cutting per cube. Custom individual humidity domes can be made using plastic cups and/or plastic cling wrap.
- After the first 3-5 days, the humidity dome should be opened up or set ajar to slowly allow more air in as the plants start to root. At this point, the cubes should be allowed to become mostly dry before adding any more water.
- Once 2-3 roots grow out of the bottom of the root-cube, the plant can be transplanted into soil.
- More detailed rooting instructions will accompany your order.