Over the past 20 years well over 150 new hybrids have come to the market, many raised in the USA.
More of these introduction will be planted this spring They will not be for sale until they have been assessed for reliability, hardness, habit and flowering.
Plant breeders are developing Buddleja that are advertised not to set seed suitable for pots on a patio and with larger flowers for many months.
Should we be taken in by these wild claims? The roll of a collection holder is to access, evaluate and recommend what we consider to be true to name. A selection of the so called dwarf s will be potted in our display in 2016.
A lot could be down to climatic conditions especially between the US and the UK.
Some of the hybrids are truly exceptionally, but I feel many will fall by the wayside.
More people are buying Buddleja for their gardens however; it’s classified as an invasive species and is a problem on British railways and in some states in the USA.
It’s hard to walk by a railway line in Britain and not see Buddleja…Learn more