Buddleja hybrid | Butterfly Bush ‘Bicolor’ [‘Flower Power’ in Europe] (Buddleja ‘Honeycomb’ x unknown Buddleja)
The result of an open-pollinated Buddleja ‘Honeycomb’ seedling plant selected by Michael Dirr at the University of Georgia test gardens. It’s one of the most stunning butterfly bush ever created and is one of the only Buddlejas with bicolored or multi-colored blooms. The flowers first start out as a beautiful violet-blue color which becomes raspberry-pink in color before finishing as a beautiful orange-peach or even a yellow (from the weyeriana lineage). In full sun the colors will appear mostly pink with some peach hues. In shade or diffused light that’s when the colors really impress.
Buddleja ‘Bicolor’ a sterile hybrid so it doesn’t set seed, which results in prolonged blooms. The flowers are highly fragrant and attract a myriad of pollinators.
Once established, a mature plant can reach around 8 ft in height and 5 ft wide with a somewhat more compact structure than B. ‘Honeycomb’. For the best shape, look, and performance, we always recommend a hard-prune down to your knees in April. Come winter, we semi prune to reduce the plants height to prevent wind rocking of the plant/roots.
Plants grow best in full to part sun in well drained soils. Drought tolerant, but will drink plenty of water during the hottest months if watered regularly. Blooms and leaves may droop on extra hot days, even when watered, which is to say that this plant prefers cooler weather areas.
Since Buddleja ‘Bicolor’ does not set seed, it is NOT invasive and is listed on the ‘Approved Buddleja Cultivars’ list for WA and OR.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 8 ft
Mature width: 5 ft
Hardiness zones: 6-9
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