Species Hybrids & Cultivars Protection below -10°C


Commonly called the sage leaved Buddleja, B. salviifolia is semi evergreen with drooping branches. The pale lilac flowers are highly scented often considered by many to be one of the best scented Buddleja.

Only moderately frost hardy this species is best grown under protection.


Described and named by Jean Lamarck in 1792

  • Flower Colour: Pale lilac
  • Habit: Shrub
  • Eventual height: 150cm (5ft)
  • Hardiness: Requires winter protection
  • Leaf colour: Sage green
  • Flowering: Spring
  • Fragrance: Highly scented
  • Situation: Overwinter in a glasshouse
  • Wildlife:

Project Details

Project Details



Place of Origin

South and Eastern Africa

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B122

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
  • Species salviifolia
  • Category Semi tender Species Shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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