Hardy Hybrids

Purple Lion

A stunning fragrant Buddleja that is ideal for low maintenance borders or patio pots and containers. Buddleja are often referred too as the Butterfly Bush, as they are a magnet for attracting butterflies and other insects to the garden. Compact height and spread of 60-80cm.  (Taken from the web)

2019 This is a new Buddleja to Longstock Park Nursery and the National Collection as yet we cannot say how well it will perform.



This cultivar was bred by Ball Ornamentals in West Chicago, USA.





  • Flower Colour: Purple flowers
  • Habit: Mound forming
  • Eventual height: 60cm - 80cm (2-3ft) Spread: 80cm (3ft)
  • 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
  • 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 B243

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
  • Hybrid Purple Lion 'BUD16'
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub
  • Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the agent
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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