Hardy Hybrids

x pikei Hever




B. x pikei ‘Hever’ is an English hybrid raised by Mr A.V. Pike whilst he was the head gardener at Hever Castle in Kent. The plant which is a result of crossing B. alternifolia and B. crispa received the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1953.




  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Habit: Shrub
  • Eventual height:200cm (7ft)
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Leaf colour: Pale green
  • Flowering: Late summer
  • Fragrance:
  • Situation: Prefers full sun
  • Wildlife:

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B118

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
  • Hybrid x pikei 'Hever'
  • Category Hardy Hybrid
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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