Butterfly bush

Buddleja 'Lochinch'

Butterfly bush - Buddleja  'Lochinch'

Common Name: Butterfly bush
Genus: Buddleja
Cultivar: 'Lochinch'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
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

Much maligned for its habit of colonising railway sidings Buddleja can be a fabulous addition to a sunny border with dramatic fragrant flowers that are attractive to butterflies and other beneficial insects. Pruned hard in spring this variety produces clusters of sweetly scented orange-eyed violet blue flower spikes on arching stems that last for weeks. The mid-green pointed leaves mature to deep green. Remove faded flower-spikes after flowering and the plant is likely to produce a second flush.

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


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