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Buddleia davidii ‘Dartmoor’


Buddleja ‘Dartmoor’ has giant clusters of warm purple flowers that dwarf all other cultivars.

This fantastic butterfly bush has giant clusters of lavender purple flowers more than a foot long and wide that dwarf all other cultivars! The plant that was to become one of the best of all Buddleja cultivars was found in Devon in 1971 by Mr. Hayles, a retired gardener. Walking with his wife he spied an unusual buddleia flowering on the edge of a ravine. With his trustworthy bride clinging onto his ankles, Hayles valiantly reached down to collect a few cuttings. Or something like that! ‘Dartmoor’ was released to the gardening public just a few years later.

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

Family: Buddlejaceae (The Butterfly Bush Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 10-15'

Width: 8-10'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Found in rocky riverside habitats between 1300 - 2600m. Waste places, often on brick walls, cliffs or roadsides.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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