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butterfly bush

Buddleja davidii 'Wisteria Lane' (PBR)

butterfly bush

Availability: to order from spring 9cm pot

Product description

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The honey-scented flowers of this new (and still quite rare) butterfly bush are really long (up to 50cm), and they are pendent, so hang wisteria-like from the branches. A relatively compact form, it can be grown in a large patio pot, but it also looks great (and will help attract loads of butterflies) in a mixed border or when used to create an informal screen.

  • Garden care: Prune back hard in March, removing all of the previous year's growth to three or four buds.