Buddleja davidi

Purple Champion

A new Buddleja with a naturally dwarf habit and weeping flowers, it has attractive, long purple flowers with yellow centres to the florets



This new cultivar was found growing as a chance seedling on a nursery in Somerset, England by Jason Champion of Champion Plants. He named it Purple Champion, to attach his name to it as this continues the selection of plants discovered at the company’s nursery.





  • Flower Colour: Purple flowers with yellow centres
  • Habit: Dwarf
  • Eventual height: 130 cm (3-4 ft) Spread: 100 cm (3 ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous.
  • Fragrance:
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Good for bees, butterflies and other insects

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B248

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

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