Butterfly bush

Buddleja × weyeriana 'Bicolor' (syn Flower Power)

Butterfly bush   - Buddleja × weyeriana  'Bicolor' (syn Flower Power)

Common Name: Butterfly bush
Genus: Buddleja
Species: ◊ weyeriana
Cultivar: 'Bicolor' (syn Flower Power)

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.40 m (240 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.40 m (240 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Bronze, Pink, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

On arching branches with dark green leaves this distinctive cultivar produces striking clusters of purple buds which open to reveal bicoloured blooms in shades of pink and orange fading to bronze as the flowers mature during mid to late summer. With a sweet scent the flowers are attractive to wildlife especially butterflies. A resilient low maintenance shrub that is tolerant of most situations but grows best in well-drained soil in a sunny position.

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


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