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Buddleja davidii 'Dartmoor'

Location:

The Philadelphus Walk.

Description:

A hardy, deciduous, unusualy large spreading shrub over 2m with a lax habit but the largest flowers of any Buddleja variety although the deep lilac-mauve flowers are very similar to the self seeding 'wild' variety. Fast growing with arching stems of green leaves the nectar-rich flowers are irresistible to butterflies.

Site and Care:

A trouble-free, adaptable shrub for sunny, warm positions. They sulk in shade and prefer well-drained soil. Deadhead to extend the flowering season. Cut the shoots back hard to within 12in at the end of March or slightly later. Hard pruning is beneficial to the plant.Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in September.