Buddleja davidi

Butterfly Heaven

This cultivar bears large panicles of lilac-purple flowers with a yellow throat set against grey green leaves. A record will be made to determine whether the plant is correctly labelled as B. ‘Butterfly Heaven’ during summer 2016.


This cultivar was raised by Adrian Bloom from a chance seedling he discovered at The Blooms of Bressingham Nursery, Norfolk, England.

  • Flower Colour: Lilac purple
  • Habit: Free branching
  • Eventual height: 150-200cm (5-7ft) Spread: 150-200cm (5-7ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Grey – green aging to dark green by midsummer
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 25-30cm (9-12") 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 B131

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 davidi
  • Cultivar ‘Butterfly Heaven' EU27273
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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