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Buddleja (Buddleia) davidii Dartmoor - AGM

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Buddleia davidii
Dartmoor 
(Buddleia/Butterfly Bush)


    This variety has grey green leaves & produces purple flowers that are different to most Buddleia in late Summer.
    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).



    Its fully hardy.

    This shrub has a medium growing habit and produces red flowers in late Summer.

    Perfect for a mixed border and highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

    Supplied in either a 9cm pot or 2 Litre pot, please select from the drop down menu when ordering.
      Growing advice:
      Buddleia’s are extremely useful shrubs for the garden, they offer wonderful flowers through the Summer, are easy to grow and very beneficial to insects. They are often viewed as large plants but there are many different species and varieties that offer all manner of flower types & colours as well as size.  The flowers are covered with butterflies in mid to late Summer and the yellow varieties are particularly attractive to beneficial insects, this can offer a huge interest to the garden, it can be a real joy relaxing in the garden with a Buddleia in full flower.