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Buddleja 'Pride of Longstock'

Butterfly Bush

Location:

The Tea Room Courtyard

Description:

A hardy, deciduous, with conical spikes of bright purple scented flowers from August supported and softened by dark grey-green slightly serrated foliage. A cross between B.lindleyana and B.crispa it is supposed to stay small but it can grow to 2m.

Site and Care:

A trouble-free, adaptable shrub for sunny, warm positions sulking in shade it prefers well-drained soil. Deadhead to extend the flowering season.  Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in September.