Buddleja lindleyana bears slender terminal flowers of purple – violet in summer through to autumn which are unfortunately scentless. Although this species is hardy it is best planted with some protection from winter winds. If pruning is necessary carry out in the early spring.
Introduced into cultivation by Robert Fortune in 1843 and named by him in 1844 in honour of Dr. John Lindley, botanical professor and secretary of the Royal Horticultural Society.
B. lindleyana is native in the Chinese Provinces of Anhui, Fujian. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan and Zhejiang; found growing on mountains beside trails, in scrub by streams and forest edges at elevations of 200-2700m.