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Buddleja davidii

Buzz™ Sky Blue

An exciting new addition to the patio Buddleja range! The short stems and compact growing habit make it perfect for growing in patio containers and small gardens. In summer Buddleja Buzz™ Sky Blue produces masses of fragrant dense flower spikes in stunning shades of blue that will attract clouds of butterflies to your garden. Like its larger relatives, this dwarf Butterfly Bush is hardy and easy to grow in almost any situation. Height and spread: 120cm (48″).  (Thompson & Morgan quote)

B. Buzz ™Sky Blue has been in our display beds at Longstock for about four years and are pruned in the middle of March and gives a good display for three months.

 

History

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: Sky Blue
  • 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

FAMILY

Scrophulariaceae

Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B134

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

AWARD OF GARDEN MERIT   

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 Buzz™ Sky Blue 'TOBUDSKYBL' EU38691
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub
  • Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the agant
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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