Posted: 06/02/2013 at 09:57
Yes Artkak it WAS the War of the Roses as I have one of those plants too. It's called "Summer Gold", and I remember it colonising post war bomb sites! It was unavailable in the GC but in the last few years it is now available for "butterfly gardens".
Apart from being the top buddleia with the white variety("White Sensation" is one); for butterflies,it(the yellow) attracts lots of bumble bees too. Last year, despite the weather, we had lots of butterflies on these bushes.
I agree with you Chillie Lover regarding the strong fragrance of the white one, but I enjoy the butterflies without getting too close to the flowers. It is easy to strike too, I have done a few by just sticking bits in the ground when pruning!