Buddleja davidi

Ile de France

B. ‘lle de France’ is a large shrub with arching growth and panicles of dark lilac flowers with green leaves.



One of the older B. davidii cultivars introduced around 1930 from France by Auguste Nonin of Chatillon-sous-Bagneux.





  • Flower Colour: Dark lilac
  • Habit: Upright slightly arching stems
  • Eventual height: 150-250cm (5-8ft) Spread: 150-250cm (5-8ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium green
  • Flowering: The flowers are 15-20cm (6-8") in length
  • Fragrance: Sweetly 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



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B013

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 davidii
  • Cultivar 'Ile de France’
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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