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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.
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Additional FeaturesGood to knowNamed 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.
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Buy Varieties of BUDDLEJA
mauvish-purple flowers along stems
heavily scented creamy-white flowers
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
white felted leaves and fragrant lilac flowers with an orange throat
compact growing form with unique blue-mauve flowers
nearest to true blue of any variety
variegated form of Royal Red
dwarfish habit, flowers pale mauve-blue
dwarfish habit, flowers violet-purple with orange centres
huge pure pink
lance-shaped yellow variegated leaves and claret-red flowers
large pure white
fragrant, pendent, lilac-purple flowers on arching stems. Compact and floriferous