Buddleja weyeriana | Weyeriana Butterfly Bush ‘Honeycomb’ (A clone of B. weyeriana ‘Sungold’)
Weyeriana Butterfly Bush, also known as Yellow-flowered Butterfly Bush and Golden Butterfly Bush, is perhaps the most highly sought of all Buddleja varieties on the market. ‘Honeycomb’ is a superior clone of ‘Sungold’, taken from Crathes Castle, Scotland to America by Michael Dirr (University of Georgia) and renamed as ‘Honeycomb’. It is said to be a brighter yellow (having lost its lilac-flush during the budding stage) and does not produce viable seed. (‘Sungold’ is a sport of ‘Golden Glow’, which is an inter-species cross of B. Davidii ‘Magnifica’ x B. globosa ‘Orange Ball’ F2, bred in 1920.)
Part of the appeal of ‘Honeycomb’ is the unusual yellow flower color (for a Buddleja), its continued flowering (since the plant does not set seed), and its unique, pendulous, globose-shaped flower heads. The blooms are highly fragrant and attract a myriad of pollinators. Honeybees and Bumblebees are particularly fond of Buddleja ‘Honeycomb’ flowers, as they are often one of the last to stay in bloom during the late autumn months. Once established, a plant can reach 8 ft tall and 5 ft wide in one season, with an upright-arching to spreading habit. If not pruned back each year, it can grow taller. In comparison to B. davidii plants, this hybrid produces stronger branches, grows slightly shorter and more columnar, with less sprawling. For the best shape, look, and performance, we always recommend a hard-prune down to your knees in April.
Plants grow best in full sun in well drained soils. Drought tolerant, but will drink plenty of water during the hottest months if watered regularly.
Virtually seed sterile.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 8-10 ft
Mature width: 4-6 ft
Hardiness zones: 6-9
Rooted in 4-inch pot [4-8 inches tall]
The plant you will receive will be one of these plants or a similar one.
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