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Buddleja 'Lochinch'

Butterfly bush

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Violet

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (22817)

Plant details

One of Roy Lancaster's favourite shrubs for fragrance, this cultivar bears orange-eyed, violet-blue flowers on arching stems from late summer to autumn. The honey-scented flower spikes are highly attractive to butterflies. This sun-loving, vigorous shrub prefers full sun and fertile, well-draining soil. To keep its size under control and encourage better flower displays, prune back to 30m (1ft) above the ground in early spring. The Royal Horticultural Society has given this plant its prestigious award of Garden Merit.

Family: Buddlejaceae

Genus: Buddleja

Cultivar: Lochinch

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Violet

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 250cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: November to February

Flowering period: July to September


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