Buddleias, also spelt buddleja, are small to large shrubs which provide many months of gorgeous honey scented flowers that attract butterflies (hence their common name of ‘butterfly bush’) as well as birds.


How to grow buddleia in your garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot or semi-shaded spot in the garden and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food.
  2. Dig a hole, twice as big as the plant pot, place the plant in the bottom of the hole, backfill gently with soil and water in well. 
  3. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, woodchips or pea straw and water in well.
  4. Feed each fortnight from spring to autumn with Yates Thrive Natural Roses Flowers Organic Based Pelletised Plant Food to promote healthy leaf growth and lots of flowers.
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How to grow buddleia in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300mm wide and deep. Position in full sun to semi-shade and protect from strong winds.  For pots and small spaces, choose a compact variety such as ‘Buddleja Buzz™’.
  2. Fill chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix. Plant, backfill gently with potting mix & water in well.
  3. Feed each fortnight from spring to autumn with Yates Thrive Roses Flowers Liquid Plant Food to promote healthy leaf growth and lots of flowers.

Growing tips

  • Available as deciduous or evergreen and in a range of beautiful flower colours.
  • Carry out routine trimming after flowering to help keep the plants tidy.
  • Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings in summer.

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Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.