BUDDLEJA

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush

The Buddleja, Buddleia or Buddlea, named after English rector Rev. Adam Buddle is pronounced without the "j". 

Genus of about 100 species of evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous shrubs, sometimes trees and climbers and a few herbaceous perennials.

They originate from riversides, rocky areas and scrub in Asia, Africa and North and South America.

Staples of the modern butterfly garden they are also attractive to moths and bees. Breeding is resulting in more compact cultivars of davidii with sterile seed, an important attribute because of its invasiveness.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
    Semi evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees - a few herbaceous perennials
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - named after Adam Buddle,17th century botanist and rector from Essex. Linnaeus listed it as Buddleja rather than Buddleia. Wildlife plant - butterflies, moths and many other insects.
  • Pests & Diseases
    capsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth, red spider mites.
  • Place of origin
    Asia, Africa, North and South America
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly

Buy Varieties of BUDDLEJA

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BUDDLEJA alternifolia

BUDDLEJA alternifolia

Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Fountain buddleja

Mauvish-purple flowers along stems

 
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BUDDLEJA alternifolia 'Argentea'

BUDDLEJA alternifolia 'Argentea'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Fountain buddleja

Leaves are covered with silvery hairs giving this form a silvery sheen

 
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£17.00 each 
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BUDDLEJA auriculata

BUDDLEJA auriculata

Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Weeping sage

Heavily scented creamy-white flowers

 
£16.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
BUDDLEJA colvilei

BUDDLEJA colvilei

Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Summer lilac

Our choice as the most attractive and unusual variety of buddleja. Large panicles of dark red flowers at the ends of each stem in early summer

 
£17.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
BUDDLEJA colvilei 'Kewensis'

BUDDLEJA colvilei 'Kewensis'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Summer lilac

Our choice as the most attractive and unusual variety of buddleja. Large panicles of dark red flowers at the ends of each stem in early summer

 
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£17.50 each 
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BUDDLEJA crispa

BUDDLEJA crispa

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

White felted leaves and fragrant lilac flowers with an orange throat

 
£15.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
BUDDLEJA davidii 'Adonis Blue'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Adonis Blue'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Compact growing form with unique blue-mauve flowers

 
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£13.50 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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BUDDLEJA davidii 'Black Knight'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Black Knight'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Deepest purple

 
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BUDDLEJA davidii 'Empire Blue'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Empire Blue'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Nearest to true blue of any variety

 
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BUDDLEJA davidii 'Harlequin'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Harlequin'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Variegated form of royal red

 
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BUDDLEJA davidii 'Nanho Blue'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Nanho Blue'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Dwarfish habit, flowers pale mauve-blue

 
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BUDDLEJA davidii 'Nanho Purple'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Nanho Purple'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Dwarfish habit, flowers violet-purple with orange centres

 
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BUDDLEJA davidii 'Pink Delight'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Pink Delight'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Huge pure pink

 
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BUDDLEJA davidii 'Royal Red'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Royal Red'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Brightest purplish-red

 
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BUDDLEJA davidii 'White Profusion'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'White Profusion'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Large pure white

 
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BUDDLEJA forrestii

BUDDLEJA forrestii

Buddliea, Butterfly bush

Fragrant panicles of creamy white to pale lilac flowers

 
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BUDDLEJA globosa

BUDDLEJA globosa

Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Orange ball tree

Orange ball buddleja

 
£17.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
BUDDLEJA lindleyana

BUDDLEJA lindleyana

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Slender spikes of fragrant deep violet flowers

 
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£13.50 each 
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Available from December to January -
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BUDDLEJA 'Lochinch'

BUDDLEJA 'Lochinch'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Mauve blue

 
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BUDDLEJA salvifolia

BUDDLEJA salvifolia

Buddleia, Butterfly bush, South African sagewood

Grey-green leaves and fragrant pale lilac blue flowers in late autumn and early winter

 
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BUDDLEJA 'Silver Anniversary'

BUDDLEJA 'Silver Anniversary'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Compact, bushy semi-evergreen variety with silver-grey green leaves and dense white fragrant flowers

 
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BUDDLEJA stenostachya

BUDDLEJA stenostachya

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Woolly leaves and lilac mauve flowers

 
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BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Moonlight'

BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Moonlight'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Cream-yellow flowers with a deeper orange eye and a trace of deep lavender in flower buds

 
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BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Sungold'

BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Sungold'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Semi-globe shaped deep orange flowers

 
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BUDDLEJA yunnanensis

BUDDLEJA yunnanensis

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Large tapering leaves and violet flowers on this rare chinese species first discovered in 1915

 
£16.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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