Buddleja davidi

Buzz™ Lavender

A Buddleja for the pot! A revolution in Buddleja – this one has wonderful rich violet-lilac flowers with an orange eye.

Buddleja ‘Buzz™ Lavender’ are excellent for containers for 2-3 years but can be planted in the border afterwards to enjoy for years to come. (Thompson & Morgan quote)

My personal view is the Buzz™ series are better in the ground.

Most Buddleja are root hardy in the ground but in a container will need protection in very cold winters.



This series of plants was developed by Thompson & Morgan of Ipswich, Suffolk, England in a quest to create new hybrids which were more compact and easier to grow in the modern small garden. After 8 years of breeding and selection, the Buzz™ series was born.

  • Flower Colour: Rich violet-lilac with an orange eye
  • Habit: Upright
  • Eventual height: 100-150cm (3-5ft) Spread: 60-90cm (2-3ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium grey-green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 15-20cm (6-8") 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 B202

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

  • Genus Buddleja
  • Species davidii
  • Cultivar 'Buzz™ Lavender'
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub

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