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Buddleja davidii Adonis Blue Adokeep


Butterfly Bush

A small variety of Buddleja perfect for small gardens and patios

A small variety of Butterfly Bush, so ideal where space is limited. The gently arching stems have silvery grey leaves that set off the fat, fragrant spikes of rich blue flowers. These cover the plants through the summer and are very attractive to many butterfly species.


Choose a sunny, sheltered spot at the back of a border, in any well-drained soil.


Water well until established. Cut back hard in late spring each year to encourage vigorous new flowering branches.

Buddleja was previously known as Buddleia

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering July - September
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 125 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 115 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 75 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September