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A picture of a Buddleja 'Summerhouse Blue'

Buddleja 'Summerhouse Blue'

Buddleja davidii 'Summerhouse Blue'

Also known as

Butterfly Bush 'Summerhouse Blue'

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Buddleja 'Summerhouse Blue' Overview

Buddleja davidii 'Summerhouse Blue' is a compact variety that was originally discovered by Peter Moore, at Longstock Park Nursery near the Summer House. Producing conical-shaped panicles of the palest china blue flowers that can get to 25cm in length that contrast with the silver-grey foliage. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants that support pollinator populations by providing ample nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Buddleja 'Summerhouse Blue'

How to propagate Buddleja 'Summerhouse Blue'

Cuttings

You can propagate by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer. Hardwood cuttings in the winter.

Special features of Buddleja 'Summerhouse Blue'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Buddleja 'Summerhouse Blue'

A dwarf variety for containers and small gardens. Grown for attractive, scented flowers that attract beneficial insects and butterflies. A low maintenance plant that suits being included in planting schemes for Mediterranean climates.