Buddleja lindleyana | Dwarf Weeping Butterfly Bush ‘Miss Vicie’
Weeping Butterfly Bush, also known as Lindley’s Butterfly Bush, is native to China. The species was first introduced into cultivation by Robert Fortune in 1843 and named by him in 1844 in honor of Dr. John Lindley, who was the botanical professor and secretary of the Royal Horticultural Society. ‘Miss Vicie’, which is a dwarf Weeping Butterfly Bush was first introduced in 2011 in the United States.
An easy to grow variety with graceful, arching and pendulous racemes of violet-purple flowers that keep blooming for months. The flower racemes don’t grow to be as long as the species, but is still beautiful. The blooms make exceptional cut flowers, lasting a very long time and opening more flowers over time towards the raceme tip. The foliage is dark green and glossy and remains evergreen throughout the winter months. Does not require any pruning.
The plant can spread via underground rhizomes, so new plants may be found near the mother plant.
A true butterfly, hummingbird and bumble bee magnet.
Start seeds indoors with heat, humidity, and light. Do not cover tiny seeds with soil. Allow up to 2 weeks to germinate.
‘Miss Vicie’ Weeping Butterfly bush is extremely rare to come across… We may be the only ones in the world to offer seeds of this special Buddleja variety.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 2-4 ft
Mature width: 2-3 ft
Hardiness zones: 5- 10