Hardy Hybrids

Longstock Pride

B. ‘Longstock Pride’ is from the same cross as the rare B. ‘Pride of Hever’ which it closely resembles. The leaves are like B. lindleyana but slightly serrated. The typical Buddleja flowers are bright purple in open panicles and have retained some of the fine B. crispa scent. It dies down in winter but bursts into life in late March. Sterile flowers, so no seeds are produced.


  • Flower Colour: Bright purple
  • Habit: Compact
  • Eventual height: 100-150cm (3-5ft) Spread: 100-150cm (3-5ft)
  • Hardiness: Hardy - 15°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Light green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous, the flowers are 25-30cm (10-12") in length
  • Fragrance: Slight scent
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Moderate attraction, hummingbird hawk moth seen

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B175

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 'Longstock Pride'
  • Category Hardy Hybrid
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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