(Buddleia paniculata)

B. variabilis.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Buddleia paniculata

Plants are fairly fast growing and have an extensive root system, they are useful as pioneer species for restocking bare hillsides and preventing soil erosion on the slopes[158].

Wood – moderately hard, close grained. Used only as a fuel[146, 158].

  • Medicinal Use

    A decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery[272], A decoction of the leaves, combined with the leaves of Crotalaria alata, is used in the treatment of fevers[272].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – cold stratify for 4 weeks at 4¡c[138] and surface sow the seed in February/March in a greenhouse[78, 113] (the pre-chilling might not be required for this species). Germination usually takes place within 3 – 4 weeks at 21¡c[138]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Seedlings are inclined to damp off and so should be watered with care and kept well-ventilated[78]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[11, 113]. Use short side-shoots[78]. Very high percentage[113]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season’s growth, 15 – 20cm long, October/November in a frame[200].
Requires a sunny position[1, 11]. Succeeds in most well-drained garden soils but it prefers a rich loamy soil[1, 11, 200]. Very tolerant of alkaline soils[200]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10¡c[200]. It resprouts freely from the base if cut back by severe weather[200]. Probably not in cultivation[11], this species is much confused with B. crispa. Benth[158]. A very ornamental plant[1], it hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. An excellent plant for bees and butterflies[30]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
E. Asia – N. India.

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