Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Blue'

Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Blue'

Butterfly bush

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Blue'
  • Common name: Butterfly bush
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 1.5m

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Scented flowers

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Known as the butterfly bush, Buddleja davidii bears conical, nectar-rich flowers, which attract butterflies and bees in late summer. Flowers come in a variety of colours including purple, blue, pink and white. Plants are easy to grow and thrive in almost any situation.

Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Blue' has beautiful purple-red flowers. For best results grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Left unpruned, Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Blue' can become leggy so prune hard back every year. To encourage later flowering (which benefits garden butterflies such as the small tortoiseshell), cut plants back to the base in May.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Provides shelter/habitat, Seeds for birds, Caterpillar food plant

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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