Buddleia × weyeriana 'Honeycomb'
Common name: 
Honeycomb Butterfly Bush
bud-LEE-a wey-er-ee-AH-na
Buddleja × weyeriana 'Honeycomb'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf, deciduous shrub, with an arching to spreading habit; it may grow to 5-7 ft tall and 4-5 ft wide (1.5-2.1 × 1.2-1.5 m) in a single growing season. Leaves opposite, simple, lance-shaped, about 20 cm long, glossy gray-green.  Flower clusters are globe to linear shaped, containing many small yellow flowers each with an orange-eye; fragrant.

  • Full sun, tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, drought tolerant

  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5 (may die back in this zone but regrow from the roots)

  • Buddleia × weyeriana is a hybrid of B. globose × B. davidii var. magnifica developed by William Van de Weyer in 1914 in England. 'Honeycomb' originated as a particularly floriferous selection of 'Sungold' at Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire, purchased by Michael Dirr on a visit to Scotland in 1995. The shrub flourished in Georgia, was renamed 'Honeycomb' by Mark Griffith at the Griffith Propagation Nursery, and voted 'most aesthetically pleasing' buddleja out of 57 cultivars in a poll conducted at the University of Georgia in 1997 (Wikipedia).

  • Oregon State Univ. campus: against the south side of the West Greenhouse, near the parking lot

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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flower clusters

    flower clusters

  • flower cluster

    flower cluster

  • flowers


  • leaves