• Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Buddleja 'Pink Delight'

butterfly bush (syn. buddleia)

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £19.99
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

Dramatic, slender panicles of pink, honey-scented flowers, with orange-centred eyes which are attractive to butterflies and other beneficial insects, are formed at the end of long woody stems in midsummer. The pointed, grey-green leaves, whitish underneath, turn butter-yellow in autumn. Deadheading ‘Pink Delight’ will encourage this 'butterfly bush’ to produce more flowers and prevent any unwanted seedlings.

  • Garden care:
    Plant out as soon conditions allow, avoiding frozen or waterlogged soil. Incorporate well-rotted manure or garden compost and perhaps some mycorrhizal fungi into the soil when planting. Keep well-watered during warm weather until the plant has settled in fully, and once the plant has become established, prune it hard each year in March, cutting all of the previous year's growth back to within two to four buds from the base.
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