Buddleja davidi


B. ‘Panache‘ is distinguished by its deep blue-purple branched flowers similar to those of B. ‘Dartmoor’. However, the branches on young plants are scarcely able to bear the weight of these compound flower-heads causing them to droop to the ground.



B. ‘Panache’ was a chance seedling found in his Kent garden by Maurice Foster in the 1990s.

The name refers to the plume in the hat of Cyrano de Bergerac, plus it has some floral pizzazz.


  • Flower Colour: Lilac blue
  • Habit: Arching branches
  • Eventual height: 150-210cm (5-7ft) Spread: 150-210cm (5-7ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium pale green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 15-20cm (6-8") in length
  • Fragrance: 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 B157

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

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