Buddleja nivea var. yunnanensis
100 small seeds per packet.
A vigorous shrub endemic to Yunnan, China that produces remarkable, long, silvery-white, felted leaves and large, purple flowers in summer. Height up to 4 metres. Humus rich, well-drained soil in full sun in a sheltered position. Has survived below -17° C growing against a wall here.
Sow from March to June. Surface sow small seeds thinly, press in gently and keep top of pot moist. Keep pot warm at 15 to 20°C until germination, then move to somewhere cooler.
Carefully prick out seedlings when they have developed true leaves and are large enough to transplant to individual pots to grow on.