Buddleja davidi

Border Beauty

B. ‘Border Beauty has wonderful deep pink purplish flowers with a yellow eye against dark green leaves and distinctive dark-red stems and is worthy of a place in any garden.


B. ‘Border Beauty’ was raised by a Dutch nurseryman Henry Schiphorst at Wageningen in 1962.

  • Flower Colour: Rich purple pink
  • Habit: Upright
  • Eventual height: 150-200cm (5-6ft) Spread: 120-150cm (4-5ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium dark green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 10-15cm (4-6") in length
  • Fragrance: Sweetly scented and rich in nectar
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Good for bees, butterflies and other insects
  • Later in the year some close up images of the flowers and leaves will be added along with a botanical description.

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B127

All details of our collection are held on the main Plant Heritage database including plant name, accession number, date of accession and plant source.


15 Buddleja were awarded an AGM  at the 2008-10 Wisley Trial.  It was mainly the  Buddleja davidii that were judged but we have many others in our 160+ collection which are worthy winners.

  • Genus Buddleja
  • Species davidii
  • Cultivar 'Border Beauty'
  • Category semi - deciduous shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed