Buddleja dav. Sugar Plum
A great variety which has some of the best flowers in the genus and a nice dwarf habit. The dark red flowers are impressive and form long panicles which sit in an upright habit in summer. The foliage is dark green with long, narrow leaves and an upright, large growing habit.
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.
Notes from the breeder:
- Very hardy
- Any well drained soil
- Hard prune end of March 30 cm. Feed Vitax Q4 end of May
- Prefers a sunny situation
- Compact and more bushy form of Royal Red with a dwarf habit
- Free branching habit
- Intense red flowers
- Floriferous flowering
- Short internodes
- Best for butterfly attraction
Plant in a suitable position and remove dead flowers to prolong the flowering period. Prune hard in winter (January/February) and remove any large, woody stems.
The plant will be supplied in a 2 litre pot (17cm) and will be securely packed.
Buddleja’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 Buddlja in full flower.