Butterfly Bush from seed

gashlycrumbMay 14, 2007

Hi there. I'm new to the forum and gardening, so bear with me :)

I bought some butterfly bush seeds a few weeks ago (Seed Savers). I planted the seeds in small plastic starter pots and am cooling them in the fridge. They should be ready to come out in about 2 weeks and placed in the sun. Am I too late to be starting butterfly bushes in May? I've never tried this before. I've heard it could take 30-90 days to sprout. True? If so, I'm definitely too late. Should I give up or keep going?

Thanks for your help & advice. Gash...

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From googling "butterfly bush from seed," you're right....it takes 20-90 days for the seed to sprout. If you're determined to grow them from seed, you might want to pot them, and bring the pots inside, this fall.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 7:27PM
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