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  • butterfly bush
  • Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Buddleja 'Lochinch'

butterfly bush

RHS award of garden merit £14.99 £11.99
20% off selected buddlejas
Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Much maligned for its habit of colonising railway sidings, buddleja can be a fabulous addition to a sunny border, with dramatic, fragrant flowers that are attractive to butterflies and other beneficial insects. Pruned hard in spring, this variety produces clusters of sweetly scented, orange-eyed, violet blue flower spikes on arching stems that last for weeks. The grey-green pointed leaves mature to deep green and may be retained during milder winters. Remove faded flower-spikes after flowering and the plant is likely to produce a second flush. Deadheading the buddleja will encourage it to produce more flowers and stop any unwanted seedlings.

  • Garden care: Prune back hard in March, removing all of the previous year's growth to three or four buds.

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