Summer Lilac - Buddleja Davidii Royal red
In the ornamental garden, a colourful variety of flowers clearly takes centre stage. It is the floral splendour that enchants the observer, the cottage garden, the stone garden or the cottage garden where there are always colourful flowers in season to make beautiful flower strands. A Buddleja, planted alone or in groups, belongs in these gardens. In addition, a garden with Buddleia davidii offers a very harmonious coexistence of people and native insects, such as bees, butterflies and many other insects. This species, Buddleja Davidii Royal red, flowers from July to autumn with exceptionally beautiful deep red to purple panicles that blend well with echinacea, lavender or ornamental flowers
Many butterfly species seek out Buddleja
The name butterfly bush was not given in vain. The flowers of the butterfly bush have many characteristics. The flowers of this summer lilac are fragrant and abundant. Many species of butterflies are attracted to these qualities. Among the butterflies you can expect to see are cabbage white butterflies, lemon butterflies and small fritillaries. Besides the butterflies, other nectar-collecting insects are also attracted to the butterfly bush.
What to expect from the butterfly bush
A good pruning early in the spring is what the butterfly bush likes. As a result, you will be rewarded with many flowers from July to September. The Buddleja flowers on new wood, so pruning should be done thoroughly. The butterfly bush is a fast-growing shrub that reaches a height of 2 to 3 metres despite pruning. A butterfly bush can be planted all year round as long as it does not freeze. Because of its sunny origin, it can be placed in full sun. The narrow leaves are designed to stand in full sun, combined with little water. Buddleja does not like moist soil. It will thrive in any type of soil that is water-permeable.
Buddleja Davidii buy
For a running metre of hedge you will need about 3 plants.
Very few hedge plants are so easy to keep! The Buddleja Davidii Royal Red plants are grown in pots, so you can use them all year round