Hardy Hybrids


Producing clusters of sweetly scented violet – blue flowers in summer, Buddleja ‘Lochinch’ has arching stems and silver foliage and makes an attractive addition to a border. If old flowers are removed once past their best a second flush of flowers may be produced.



Buddleja ‘Lochinch’ is an old hybrid cultivar raised from a chance seedling found in the garden of the Earl of Stair at Lochinch Castle, Wigtownshire, Scotland, circa 1940; the shrub’s parents believed to be Buddleja davidii and Buddleja fallowianaB. ‘Lochinch’ was accorded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 1993,this was reaffirmed in 2010.



  • Flower Colour: Violet - blue with orange eye
  • Habit: Arching shrub
  • Eventual height:200cm (7ft)
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Leaf colour: Silver
  • Flowering: Summer
  • Fragrance: Sweetly scented
  • Situation: Prefers full sun
  • Wildlife:

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B026

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


  • Genus Buddleja
  • Cultivar 'Lochinch' AGM
  • Category Hardy Hybrid
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

Find out more about soil feeding, pruning and pest control.

Cultivation of Plants