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Buddleja davidii

Longstock Autumn Delight

Like B. ‘Autumn Beauty’, it is distinguished by its comparatively late flowers from August to early October, so making it a very useful nectar source for late season butterflies and bees

The flowers are more striking than B. ‘Autumn Beauty’ being pink reddish.

 

 History

A hybrid bred by Peter Moore at Longstock Park Nursery in 2009. The aim was to improve on the later flowering B. davidii cultivars.

 

 

 

 

  • Flower Colour: Pink reddish
  • Habit: Upright
  • Eventual height: 180-210cm (6-7ft) Spread: 180-210cm (6-7ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium pale green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 25-30cm (9-12") in length
  • Fragrance: Sweetly scented and rich in nectar
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Good for bees, butterflies and other insects late in the season
  • 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 B151

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

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