A great variety which has very unusual flowers, unlike many others in the genus. Found as a chance seedling on in a ravine on Dartmoor.
- Height: Flowering to 3m
- Spread: Easily maintained to 2m
- Foliage Colour: Lance shaped grey green
- Flower Colour: Purple with unusual panicles, heavily split and unique
Soil Type: Well drained, sandy, loam, chalk, clay
- Position: Full Sun - Partial Shade
- Hardiness: Hardy H6 (-15)
- Type: Deciduous Shrub
Peter Moore on Buddleja ‘Dartmoor’: Arguably the most unusual B. davidii cultivar ever raised. Cloned from a plant found growing in a small ravine on Dartmoor near Yelverton by a retired American gardener, Mr Hayles; the story goes that with his wife clinging onto him, Mr Hayles was able to reach down and grab some propagation material from the plant.
The shrub was introduced to commerce in 1973 and accorded the RHS Award of Garden Merit (record 678) in 1993 (reaffirmed 2010).