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Lindleys Butterfly Bush in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Buddleja lindleyana

 

Lindley's Butterfly Bush

From late Spring and continuing late into the Summer, pendulous racemes of slightly fragrant flowers in purple appear. The shrub is hardy down to -15 C. but needs protection from winter winds. It is best grown on a south facing wall.

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

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Lindleys Butterfly Bush likes very little water

    Very little water

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Lindleys Butterfly Bush likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Lindley's Butterfly Bush

Latin name

Buddleja lindleyana

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Scrophulariaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lindleys Butterfly Bush likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Lindleys Butterfly Bush likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Lindleys Butterfly Bush likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lindleys Butterfly Bush is 2.00meters x 3.00meters 2.00 M 3.00 M

Buddleja lindleyana

From late Spring and continuing late into the Summer, pendulous racemes of slightly fragrant flowers in purple appear. The shrub is hardy down to -15 C. but needs protection from winter winds. It is best grown on a south facing wall.


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.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

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

 

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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