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Buddleja davidii

Persephone

B. ‘Persephone’ is an attractive rounded bush with greyish foliage. The flowers are deep mauve with an orange eye.

 

 History

This cultivar was bred at The Lavender Garden, Tetbury, England in 2004 by Andrew Bullock.

 

  • Flower Colour: Deep mauve with an orange eye
  • Habit: Compact
  • Eventual height: 100-150cm (3-5ft) Spread: 100-150cm (3-5ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium greyish green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous throughout the summer. The flowers are 15-20cm (6-8") in length
  • Fragrance: Sweetly scented and rich in nectar
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Good for bees, butterflies and other insects
  • 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 B159

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

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