Buddleja davidii x Buddleja albiflora | Butterfly Bush hybrid ‘Lavender Luck’
We picked up this plant as Buddleja stenostachya from a retailer and grew her out for a couple years only to discover that it’s not B. stenostachya. We did some digging around and spoke to a Buddleja expert in the UK and we came to the determination that it’s an inter-species hybrid cross between Buddleja davidii and Buddleja albiflora. Because of the ploidy difference, the plant inherited the dark red/purple stems, yellow eyes, and earlier blooms (mid summer) from the B. albiflora parent. The long, tapering blooms are very similar to B. davidii, but are distinct in that every part of the flower is purple or lavender, with the exception of the pale-yellow eyes.
Since its creation, this plant has made its way across continents and into our garden, and yet, is extremely rare in cultivation. I’ve yet to see this plant labeled properly online, and rather than having to always list it by its lineage, I figured I’d give it a suitable name– ‘Lavender Luck’.
We are one of the only places in the world to offer this plant.
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 8-12 ft
Mature width: 5-8 ft
Hardiness zones: 6-9
- 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.
- Packages are shipped out on Mondays and Tuesdays 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.