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Buddleja davidii ‘Ile De France’

Butterfly bush

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  • Botanical name: Buddleja davidii 'Ile De France'
  • Common name: Butterfly bush
  • Family: Buddlejaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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Buddleja davidii ‘Ile de France’ bears deep purple flowers from July to September. To encourage later flowering (which benefits garden butterflies such as the small tortoiseshell), cut plants back to the base in May. 

How to grow Buddleja 'Ile de France'

  • Plant size

    3.5m height

    3.5m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

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Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

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Do not Prune in January

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Do Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Buddleja 'Ile de France' and wildlife

Buddleja 'Ile De France' is known for attracting bees, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers, provides shelter and habitat, has seeds for birds and is a caterpilar food plant.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Buddleja 'Ile de France' poisonous?

Buddleja 'Ile De France' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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