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Buddleja davidii

To swap with Angela Jackson

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This is easy to grow from semi ripe cuttings and this particular variety is mid purple with very large fragrant blooms

Pot Size
1 litre

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Plant Finder: about Buddleja davidii

Common names

Butterfly bush, Summer lilac, Orange eye

Description

Buddleja davidii (Butterfly bush). This species of shrub will attract large numbers and varieties of butterflies to your garden. In midsummer long dense flower clusters will appear in profusion and are available in colours that range from deep midnight purple to white, yellow and pink. You should keep them trimmed for a neat appearance and deadhead to prolong the flowering.

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy, and will require full sun with fertile well drained soil. Suitable for a mixed or shrub border, they are generally easy to grow. Prune hard in winter to control shape.

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen, ornamental, fragrance, border, cutting bed, container. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

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