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Buddleja davidii

Florence

This is very similar to B.davidii ‘Variegata’ but possibly a slightly slower grower

B. ‘Florence’ is distinguished by its small leaves, grey-green at the centre with large and irregular margin of creamy-yellow, and richly scented light blue/purple coloured flowers.

History

Buddleja davidiiFlorence’ is a variegated cultivar introduced and registered by the Stone Green Nursery, of Bethersden, Ashford, England.

 

 

 

  • Flower Colour: Light blue purple
  • Habit: Slightly spreading
  • Eventual height: 100-150cm (3-5ft) Spread: 60-90cm (2-3ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium variegated
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 20-25cm (8-9") in length
  • Fragrance: Scented
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Good for bees and butterflies
  • 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 B143

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 'Florence’
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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