Buddleja davidi

White Bouquet

A deciduous shrub of open habit reaching 200-250cm (6-8ft) tall and nearly as wide.  The leaves are very long and tapered dark green above with white felted undersides.

Flowers from July onwards, fragrant in short rounded clusters on long slender panicles.  B. ‘White Bouquet’ is one of the oldest and maybe the best of the white flowered cultivars. 

We have only recently reintroduced into the collection at Longstock, so I can’t say if it is better than B. ‘White Profusion’ or B. ‘White Cloud’.



Buddleja davidiiWhite Bouquet’ is one of the older white cultivars, raised by Hungarian émigrée Sigmund Tarnok at his New Orleans nursery and patented in 1942.


  • Flower Colour: Pure white with a yellow throat
  • Habit: Upright slightly spreading
  • Eventual height: 200-250cm (6-8ft) Spread: 200-250cm (6-8ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Long dark green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 20-30cm (8-12") 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



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B030

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
  • Species davidii
  • Cultivar 'White Bouquet’
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub

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