The most beautiful varieties of Buddleja davidii
Buddleja davidii is a very vigorous summer lilac, which under appropriate conditions and depending on the variety grows between 30 and 150 centimeters per year. Its numerous varieties include flower colors in white, violet, lilac blue, light blue or pink. The strongly scented flowers are arranged on up to 30 centimeters long, upright or sloping, multi-flowered panicles, depending on the variety. These develop on the ends of the branches from July to September.
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|'African Queen'||purple to violet blue||200 - 300 cm||150 - 200 cm||very slender panicles|
|'Black Knight'||purple to dark purple||200 - 300 cm||150 - 300 cm||floriferous|
|'Dart's Ornamental White'||White||200 - 300 cm||150 - 200 cm||very rich blooming|
|'Empire Blue'||light blue-violet||200 - 300 cm||150 - 200 cm||early onset of flowering|
|'Fascinating'||lilac pink||200 - 300 cm||150 - 200 cm||particularly beautiful flower color|
|'Ile de France'||blue-violet||200 - 250 cm||150 - 200 cm||particularly dark flower color|
|Nanho Blue||violet blue||150 - 200 cm||100 - 150 cm||becomes only approx. 150 cm high|
|Nanho Purple||purple||150 - 200 cm||100 - 150 cm||becomes only about 120 cm high|
|'Niobe'||purple violet||200 - 300 cm||125 - 175 cm||particularly long flowering period|
|Purple Emperor||dark purple||100 - 150 cm||100 - 150 cm||long and narrow panicles|
|'Pink Delight'||silvery pink||200 - 250 cm||150 - 200 cm||beautiful flower color|
|'Royal Red'||purple||200 - 300 cm||150 - 200 cm||late but long flowering|
|'Summer Beauty'||purple violet||200 - 250 cm||150 - 200 cm||low and compact growth|
|'White Bouquet'||pure white||200 - 300 cm||150 - 200 cm||squat panicles|
|'White Profusion'||pure white||200 - 300 cm||150 - 200 cm||long and strong panicles|
Robust and easy to care for: Chinese Buddleia (Buddleja alternifolia)
The Chinese or alternate summer lilac is a very vigorous, up to four meters high and just as wide species. The shrub develops long, thin, widely spread and overhanging branches and is best shown on wall crowns and in large planters. In June / July there are lilac-purple, tartly fragrant flowers in numerous, four to five centimeters wide clusters along the entire length of the previous year's branches. The Chinese buddleia can be combined well with roses or other small shrubs that bloom in summer, such as beard flowers (Caryopteris), blue rute or silver bush (Perovskia) or finger bush (Potentilla). It prefers a sunny and dry location.
Buddleia prefers a rather dry and well-drained soil, but can withstand a good shovel of ripe compost when planting.