B. ‘Dart’s Papillon Blue’ been dismissed as virtually indistinguishable from B. ‘Pixie Blue’
The Pixie series blue, red & white are no longer in the collection at Longstock as I removed them. It was misleading to gardeners as they were not dwarf, growing to 200 -250cm (6-7ft +).
It was suggested at the RHS Buddleja Trial that the name referred to the shape of the flower which resembled a pixie bonnet, I do not go along with that theory.
The first flush of creamy pale blue flowers with a yellow eye are the best but it is a plant of garden value and attracts interest when in flower. Andrew Bullock, another collection holder describes it as ‘a lovely plant’.
B. ‘Darts Papillon Blue’ was raised by The Darthuizer Nursery in Leersum, The Netherlands.
The Buddleja davidii Pixie cultivars are of unknown origin. If anyone is able to provide any information on the origin please contact us.