Weeping sage (Buddleja auriculata)
Weeping sage (Buddleja auriculata) is a conservatory or greenhouse grown type of plant that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Weeping sage (Buddleja auriculata).
This plant is commonly known as weeping sage.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: weeping sage
Scientific name: Buddleja auriculata
Plant type: Conservatory & Greenhouse, Shrubs
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Informal Garden
Planting type: Hedging & Screens
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Weeping sage (Buddleja auriculata), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Weeping sage (Buddleja auriculata) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Buddleja auriculata likes to grow in well drained soil.
Weeping sage (Buddleja auriculata) should be grown in full sun places.