Buddleia

Commonly referred to as a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii is a deciduous shrub native to forest clearings, limestone outcrops, mountain slopes, and Rocky River banks in America, Africa, and Asia.

Buddleia Flowers

Buddleia (orth. Var. Buddleja) is a genus with over 140 flowering plant species[1] in the Scrophulariaceae (figwort) family.

Buddleia Davidii

Usually, it grows up to 6-12 feet (less commonly up to 15 feet) tall. It is characterized by its bushy growth, arched stems, fragrant/ showy flowers, and vigorous growth.

Butterfly Bush Flowers

Axillary and terminal spike-shaped flower clusters bloom from early summer to late summer, sometimes until the first frost.

White Buddleia Flowers

The flowers are tightly packed in remarkable cone-shaped panicles 6 to 18″ in length. In nature, the flowers of the erect species are lavender to purple with an orange-yellow throat.

Many named varieties have been introduced over the years, expanding the flower range colors to include pink, yellow, white, and red.

The flowers (each up to ½ inch long) are lightly scented and, as their common name (butterfly bush) suggests, very captivating to butterflies.

Suggested Reading: Flower List
Bell-shaped Flowers

Bell-Shaped Flowers

The bell-shaped flowers are trendy because they are known for their beauty, colors, and variations. Featuring green, blue, purple, white, pink, and many colors, these bell-resembling flowers are used for many purposes such as decoration, using it in weddings, making wreaths, and lovely gifts.

Cite This Page

APA7MLA8Chicago
BioExplorer.net. (2022, June 27). Buddleia. Bio Explorer. https://www.bioexplorer.net/plants/flowers/buddleia/.
BioExplorer.net. "Buddleia" Bio Explorer, 27 June 2022, https://www.bioexplorer.net/plants/flowers/buddleia/.
BioExplorer.net. "Buddleia" Bio Explorer, June 27 2022. https://www.bioexplorer.net/plants/flowers/buddleia/.
Key References
  • [1]“Buddleja davidii ‘Pink Delight’ – Plant Finder”. Accessed November 28, 2021. Link.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here