Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
Commonly known as the butterfly bush, buddleia (or buddleja) are known for being great for all pollinators and especially attract all uk butterflies due to fragrant honey scent and colourful flowers.
Buddleia is an easy and fast-growing shrub, that will suit any garden, even here on very heavy non draining clay soil. They grow especially well in full sun. They a trouble free and are a magnet for many insects, and they will last for years if you follow the way we look after them here at Enchanted Gardens – without fail whatever the weather, we always prune them to our waist in the autumn so that the winter winds don’t cause the brittle wood to snap. Then in the spring we prune them even further if necessary to our knees – so to around 24 inches. This keeps them from making too much wood and being tree like in their height. Pruning in this way keeps them looking like a fountain of flowing flowers. We stock all colours; Dark Purple=Black Night, Mauve=Davidii, White=White Profusion, Dark Bright Pink=Royal Red and Pale Pink = Pink Delight and also smaller varieties which are suited to patio pots. Buddleja are full of nectar and last a significant time if dead-headed