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Buddleja davidii

Santana

In our display B. ‘Santana’ makes a compact shrub. The leaves are broad creamy yellow margined with green and a speckled yellow centre.

The flowers are like B. davidii ‘Royal Red’, deep purple-red.

 

 History

This cultivar originated as a variegated sport of B. ‘Royal Red’ and was raised in 1997 by Rod Dransfield of Knaresborough, England.

 

  • Flower Colour: Reddish purple
  • Habit: Compact slightly spreading
  • Eventual height: 100-150cm (3-5ft) Spread: 60-90cm (2-3ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium variegated
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 20-25cm (8-9") in length
  • Fragrance: Sweetly scented and rich in nectar
  • 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

FAMILY

Scrophulariaceae

Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B165

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.

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  • Genus Buddleja
  • Species davidii
  • Cultivar 'Santana’
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub

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