(perhaps the darkest Buddleia davidii) is a very old variety
that can easily grow to 15 feet. It has an open structure and slightly
shorter flowers than more modern selections .
is a Mountain Valley Growers’ introduction. It was bred here to be extra
drought resistant, to have denser growth, and to have more heat tolerance
during blooming. It has a pretty dark purple flower . It tops out at about
10 feet. It also does great under normal garden conditions as long as it
gets proper drainage.
is a smaller shrub that tops out at about 6 feet. The flowers are a bit
shorter than some others and the color is more maroon than red. At about 6
feet, the branches tend to splay out rather than grow upright. It might
look untidy to some but we like the weeping habit and so do the birds.
is a sport of Royal Red. It has cream and green variegated leaves and maroon
flowers. This plant rarely gets over 4 feet here. It may be marginal in a
true zone 5 winter so a deep mulch is recommended. Branches sometimes revert
back to all green but these are easily removed.
also known as Nanho Blue, was, at first introduction, thought
to be a smaller bush. However, the bush can get up to 12 feet tall. The
lilac flowers are smaller but very prolific.
is a tall, stately shrub with long bubblegum pink flowers. It
gets about 8 feet tall and grows densely which makes it a good choice for a
Profusion has long, pure white flowers and
reaches about 8 feet tall. It looks great planted with red flowers like
Maraschino Cherry Salvia.
Evil Ways is a golden leaved beauty.
Perfect for darker spots in the garden. Gorgeous flower just like Royal Red.
Sungold is a Buddleia hybrid (Buddleia x
weyeriana) that is a dense, well-formed shrub that reaches about 8 feet. It
is loaded with lots of golden pom-pom like flowers. It may need to be
mulched in the coldest zone 5 winters.
is a Buddleia hybrid (Buddleia x weyeriana) that grows a
little slower and may be shorter than other B. davidii’s. The flowers are an
intriguing mix of pink and gold. It may need to be mulched in the coldest
zone 5 winters.
Fountain Butterfly Bush
(Buddleia alternifolia) has graceful, drooping branches that
are covered in the spring with sprays of lilac flowers that give the whole plant a water
Chinese Weeping Butterfly Bush is perhaps
the most beautiful of all butterfly bushes. It's long weeping flowers are
graceful and add architectural interest to the garden.