Buddleja davidii 'Summer Beauty'

Buddleja davidii 'Summer Beauty'

Butterly bush

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Buddleja davidii 'Summer Beauty'
  • Common name: Butterly bush
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 1.5m

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, 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, but will attract more butterflies and bees if grown in full sun.

Buddleja davidii ‘Summer Beauty’ is a compact buddleia, bearing masses of fragrant, deep pink flowers in late summer, in contrast with narrow, green-grey leaves. Being smaller than most cultivars of Buddleja davidii, it’s perfect for growing at the front of a mixed herbaceous border, and is well suited to growing in a large container on the patio. 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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