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Butterfly Bush Harlequin in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Buddleja davidii 'Harlequin'

 

Butterfly Bush 'Harlequin'

A fast growing shrub which bears panicles of highly scented, red-purple flowers. It is a sturdy variety that has yellow and green variegated foliage with spectacular blooms being borne in summer. It is hardy and renowned for its continuous flowers into late summer.

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plant Features
  • Butterfly Bush Harlequin likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Butterfly Bush Harlequin likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Butterfly Bush Harlequin is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Butterfly Bush Harlequin likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Butterfly Bush 'Harlequin'

Latin name

Buddleja davidii 'Harlequin'

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Scrophulariaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Butterfly Bush Harlequin likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Butterfly Bush Harlequin is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Butterfly Bush Harlequin likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Butterfly Bush Harlequin likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Butterfly Bush Harlequin is 4.00meters x 4.00meters 4.00 M 4.00 M

Buddleja davidii 'Harlequin'

A fast growing shrub which bears panicles of highly scented, red-purple flowers. It is a sturdy variety that has yellow and green variegated foliage with spectacular blooms being borne in summer. It is hardy and renowned for its continuous flowers into late summer.


Planting Outdoors

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Plant out in to a site that is fertile, free draining and in full sun,

 

Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Mid Autumn

Long cylindrical scented flower clusters that can be white, yellow, pink, red or purple, butterflies love them.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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