Butterfly bush

Buddleja 'Pink Delight'

Butterfly bush - Buddleja  'Pink Delight'

Common Name: Butterfly bush
Genus: Buddleja
Cultivar: 'Pink Delight'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver, YellowFlowering 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 shrub produces dense spikes of honey-scented bright pink flowers with orange eyes throughout summer. The pointed grey-green leaves turn butter-yellow in autumn.

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

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