Buddleja davidii Cultivars and Hybrids

A comprehensive list of garden Buddleja

There are now over two hundred garden cultivars and hybrids
- updated July 2022

Please e-mail me with any corrections or additional information. This is an ongoing project and I'm adding newbies all the time. I'm aiming for it to be a thoroughly comprehesive list of cultivars - old and new.

E-mail: buddlejagarden@gmail.com

Text only at this stage. Images of many of these can be found on the My Cultivars Page. Where I know the origin of the plant, this is indicated. Most hybrids of Buddleja davidii are included.

Acknowledgments to the RHS Buddleja Euro-Trial Report 2010, the book 'Buddlejas' by David Stuart, Peter Moore at Longstock and to Andrew Bullock at the Lavender Garden.

PBR means Plant Breeders' Rights.
® means a registered trademark.
AGM refers to the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Syn.= synonym where plants are known by several names.


Cultivar Name Flower
Colour
Notes
Adonis Blue
syn. Adokeep' PBR
Navy Blue One of the Butterfly series from the East Malling Research station in Kent, UK. Dwarf bush with an open habit.
African Queen Deep Purple Large upright shrub. Second only to Black Knight for depth of colour.
Amplissima Purple/Mauve An old French cultivar dating to 1911. Large, deciduous and needing a moderate climate.
Antoinette Unknown From Shapcott Garden Nursery, Devon.
Argus Velvet
syn. Inspired Violet
Violet-purple Hybrid of B. davidii and B. lindleyana.
Argus White
syn. Inspired White
White Hybrid of B. davidii and B. lindleyana.
Asian Moon Purple Hybrid with B. asiatica, this is triploid and sterile. From the USA, hardiness is untested in UK.
Attraction Deep pink to maroon From Mike Dirr at the University of Georgia, has some B. weyeriana in its make-up. Supposedly an improvement on Royal Red.
Autumn Beauty
syn. Beijing
syn. Clive Farrell
Pale lilac Recently introduced and is a very late, autumn flowering cultivar (or sub-species) that has picked up a surprising number of names
Berries and Cream Maroon and White Bred by Peter Moore of the Longstock Nursery, Hampshire, UK. Inflorescences are a patchwork of maroon and white flowers, a unique feature.
Black Knight Dark purple This large shrub is the darkest purple Buddleja so far, sometimes mis-named Dark Knight. The flowers have a large yellow eye and a very strong scent.
AGM 1993
Bicolor
syn. Flower Power
Mauve fading to butterscotch B. weyeriana x B. davidii hybrid from Mike Dirr, University of Georgia. Flowers start mauve and then fade to the second colour.
Big Blue Blue-violet Very fat, pale blue-violet flowers. From Halcyon Plants, South Wales.
Bishop's Velvet Deep purple Uniform purple with a reduced eye.
Bishop's Violet Mauve-violet An older B. fallowiana x B. davidii hybrid from Treseder's Nursery, Cornwall.
Blaze Pink Pink From Ball Horticultural.
Blooming Butterflies:
Blue Morpho
Blue-lavender A series of restrained Buddleja rom Wayside Gardens, SC, USA. Low growing and dense habit. Something of a failure, this series is no longer being propagated.
Blooming Butterflies:
Jezebel
Bright purple From Wayside Gardens, SC, USA. Low growing and dense habit.
Blooming Butterflies:
Plum Judy
Deep pink From Wayside Gardens, SC, USA. Low growing and dense habit.
Blooming Butterflies:
Painted Lady
Mauve pink From Wayside Gardens, SC, USA. Low growing and dense habit, with yellow foliage.
Blooming Butterflies:
Great Southerm White
White From Wayside Gardens, SC, USA. Low growing and dense habit.
Blue Boy
syn. Boy Blue
Medium Blue B. weyeriana x davidii from Peter Moore, Longstock. Large orange eyed flowers and very vigorous.
Blue Horizon Dark Blue Tall, upright plant with the best blue flowers. AGM awarded 2010.
Blue Ribbon
Syn. Podarasnga3
Light blue Fairly small (1.0-1.5 metres height) Buddleja from Peter Podaras, marketed by Springhill Nurseries, USA. Individual flowers are larger than avergae and some are partially doubled.
Bonnie Light lavender From Mike Dirr at the University of Georgia.
Border Beauty Dark pink to mauve Upright and neat growing habit. Plant has unusually dark stems.
Boskoop Beauty Dark pink Easily mistaken for Border Beauty and possibly the same plant.
Brown's Blue Blue From Shapcott Garden Nursery, Devon.
Burncross Pale violet New variegated and dwarf cultivar from Blooms of Bressingham, wide white leaf margins.
Burgundy Bright purple Also has dark leaves.
Butterfly Ball China blue/
White
The name has been applied to dwarf white and light blue cultivars.
BUTTERFLY CANDY® LITTLE PURPLE
Syn. Botex 001
Dark purple. The BUTTERFLY CANDY COLLECTION® plants are recent introductions (2021) from Van Son & Koot BV, Netherlands, each is under a metre in height and with a compact, dense habit.
BUTTERFLY CANDY® LILA SWEETHEART
Syn. Botex 002
Pale blue Flowers have a pale yellow eye.
BUTTERFLY CANDY® LITTLE WHITE
Syn. Botex 003
White
BUTTERFLY CANDY® LITTLE LILA
Syn. Botex 004
Pale violet-blue
BUTTERFLY CANDY® LITTLE PINK
Syn Botex 005
Pink
BUTTERFLY CANDY® LITTLE RUBY
Syn. Botex 006
Ruby-pink Supposedly close to a shade of true red.
Butterfly Heaven Violet From Blooms of Bressingham. Compact and floriferous.
PBR
Butterfly Gold Pale blue-violet Variegated leaves with cream-yellow margins.
Butterfly Towers
Syn. TOBUD1305
Dull purple From Thompson and Morgan, a smaller cultivar with a very upright and narrow habit.
Butterfly Towers White
Syn: TOBUD08/3, Mortet0803
White Upright, pyramidal habit.
Buzz Candy Pink Bright pink Like a mini Pink delight.
Buzz Hot Raspberry Deep pink-red A striking colour.
Buzz Indigo
syn. Buzz Midnight
syn. Harkstead Indigo
Dark Blue-purple Later release in the series of very small cultivars from Thompson & Morgan, suitable for containers.
Buzz Ivory
syn. Tobudivo
White One of a series of very small cultivars fromThompson & Morgan, suitable for containers.
Buzz Lavender
syn. Buzz Violet
syn. Tobudviole
Lavender One of a series of very small cultivars from Thompson & Morgan, suitable for containers.
Buzz Magenta
syn. Buzz Pink Purple
syn. Tobudpipur
Magenta purple One of a series of very small cultivars fromThompson & Morgan, suitable for containers.
Buzz Magenta Improved Bright Magenta An improved version, slow to replace the original cultivar.
Buzz Red
syn. Buzz Velvet
syn. Tobudvelve
Cerise-red Very upright shrub, taller than others in the Buzz series. Excellent colour.
Buzz Sky blue
syn. Violet blue
syn. Tobudskyblu
Violet blue One of a series of very small cultivars from Thompson & Morgan, suitable for containers.
Buzz Wine Wine-purple Latest release.
Camberwell Beauty
syn. Camkeep PBR
Mauve-purple One of the Butterfly series from the East Malling Research station in Kent, UK. Dwarf bush with a bushy habit and large branched flowers. Awarded the AGM in 2010.
Car Wash Very pale lilac-blue -
Castle School Pale violet Early flowering and very fragrant. From Sampford Shrubs, Devon.
Cardinal Maroon A colchicine induced sport of Royal Red selected to be smaller.
Carminea Lilac-pink Irish cultivar.
Carroll Deep Lavender Dark lilac to lavender -
Charming Lilac Pink Also there is a Pink Charming in the USA, possibly leading to a confusion with Pink Delight.
Concord Deep purple/blue -
Colour Fountain Blue
Syn. Foot Long
Lavender-lilac. Very small cultivar with large flowers, part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection from Thompson & Morgan.
Cotswold Blue Dark blue From The Lavender Garden, Gloucestershire.
Cotswold Twilight Dark blue-purple Darker than Cotswold Blue and less vigorous, also from The Lavender Garden, Gloucestershire.
Colour Crush
Syn: PodarasnGA1
Reddish purple Compact (1.5 metres height) Buddleja with a fastigiate habit; from Peter Podaras and marketed by Springhill Nurseries, USA
CranRazz Pink-red Another nearly-red cultivar, this time from Ball Horticultural.
Croyde Mauve-purple. Unusually long panicles. From Sampford Shrubs, Devon.
CHRYSALIS™ Purple
syn: 'Balchryurp'
Purple A series of small Buddleja from Ball Seed, USA. Less than one metre height, and claimed to be more weather and disease resistant than previous dwarf hybrids.
CHRYSALIS™ Blue
'Balchrylu'
Mauve The publicity photos show flowers that are not very blue at all.
CHRYSALIS™ Cranberry
'Balchryran'
Reddish purple
CHRYSALIS™ Pink
'Balchryink'
Pale pink
CHRYSALIS™ White
'Balchryite'
White
DAPPER® LAVENDER
Syn. Buddaplav
Light-mauve purple. From Ball Horticultural subsiduary Star Roses (Pennsylvannia, USA). Small (1 metre height and spread) with a rounded, dense habit and abundant small inflorescences. Thus far, only available in North America.
DAPPER® WHITE
Syn. Dapconwhi
White A white version of DAPPER® LAVENDER
Darent Valley White Long flowers on a manageable bush. Recommended for the AGM subject to availability.
Darkness Dark purple-blue USA cultivar
Dartmoor Lilac purple Very large and vigorous cultivar with impressive branched flowers.
AGM 1993
Dart's Ornamental White White From Dart's Nursery, Netherlands. Average white cultivar.
Dart's Papillon Blue
Syn. Pixie Blue
Pale blue Formerly called Pixie Blue despite being a big cultivar. Greyish foliage.
Dart's Purple Rain Purple Exceptionally long flower heads and rarely sets seed.
David Griffin Unknown -
Deep Lavender Deep lavender lilac USA plant, ruffled flowers with large orange eye.
Dreaming Lavender
syn: Lavender Veil; Hinebud1
Mauve A complex hybrid. More details on the Flutterby and Hinebud Hybrids page.
Dreaming Orange Golden-yellow A hybrid of B. virgata and B. marrubiifolia. More details on the Flutterby and Hinebud Hybrids page.
Dreaming Purple
syn: Hinebud4
Purple A complex hybrid. More details on the Flutterby and Hinebud Hybrids page.
Dreaming White
syn: Angle White; Hinebud3
White A complex hybrid. More details on the Flutterby and Hinebud Hybrids page.
Dubonnet Dark pinky-purple An older, large cultivar.
Dudley's Compact Lavender Lavender A very old cultivar with greyish leaves.
Ecolonia Lilac-violet Neat upright bush with excellent greyish foliage, flowers a little dull.
Ellen's Blue Dark Violet blue Possibly a seedling of Lochinch, rich dark flowers, grey foliage, smaller cultivar.
Empire Blue
Blue violet Not the best and small flowers but still in wide cultivation. Excellent scent and upright habit.
AGM 1993
Evil Ways Purple From the USA, has yellow foliage.
Fair Lady Purple-pink -
Fascinating Lilac pink Could be confused with with Fascination. Some descriptions have this name for a purple flowered form.
Fascination Lilac pink Old USA cultivar (1940), may be the same as Fascinating.
Flaming Violet Violet Unremarkable culitvar.
Flight's Fancy
syn. B. x weyeriana Variegata
Yellow Buddleja x weyeriana hybrid-cultivar, a 'Sungold' sport with yellow speckled variegation.
Flutterby Hybrids Various Details of the Flutterby Hybrids.
Fortune Lilac Paler lilac than average and fading towards the centre.
Foxtail Violet-purple From the Lavender Garden, flowers shaped like a fox-brush.
Funky Fuchsia Deep pink From Mike Dirr and First Editions
Glasnevin Hybrid
syn. Glasnevin Blue
China blue Small shrub like a pale blue var. nanhoensis, from Glasnevin Gardens in Ireland.
Golden Glow Lilac-flushed yellow Buddleja x weyeriana hybrid-cultivar.
Golden Sovereign Blue violet Sport of Empire blue with yellow foliage.
Gonglepod Pink-lilac Narrow Nanho-type leaves with very fine pink to lilac flowers in distimctive panicles.
Grand Cascade Light lavender From Walters Gardens, USA. Large blooms with a weeping habit.
Greenway's River Dart Pale blue From the Garden of the late Agatha Christie. Branched flowers that are unusual for this colour.
Grey Dawn Gery-blue From The Lavender Garden, Gloucestershire. The flowers are frequently branched like Dartmoor.
Griffin's Blue Blue Similar to Ellen's Blue.
Groovy Grape Deep blue-purple From Mike Dirr and First Editions
Guinevere Dark Purple Large USA cultivar from Mike Dirr, University of Georgia. Rivals Black Knight for colour,
Halcyon Red Reddish purple From Halcyon Plant, South Wales.
Harlequin Maroon A sport of Royal Red with narrow white variegation on the leaf margins.
Heath Unknown -
High Five Purple
Syn. Podcept1
Pale Mauve-violet A dwarf hybrid from Peter Podaras, some flowers are doubled.
Honeycomb Yellow F2 Buddleja x weyeriana F2 hybrid-cultivar, a superior clone of 'Sungold'.
HUMDINGER® Gold Drop Magenta The HUMDINGER® series is from Walters Gardens Inc. (Michigan, USA). All have a small, compact and floriferous habit, and a height and spread of 1 metre. Several of the cultivars have been introduced into the European market. Gold Drop is distinguished by its golden-yellow foliage.
HUMDINGER® Lavender Cupcake Pale lavender Rounded, compact habit and bears panicles of light lavender purple flowers up to 30 cm long.
HUMDINGER® Little Angel White. With a rounded habit and smallish foliage.
HUMDINGER® Little Nugget Blue-purple Low, wide habit and is distinguished by yellow-green foliage. 'Little Nugget has been superseded by the superior 'Gold Drop' in the catalogues, and is no longer widely propagated.
HUMDINGER® Magenta Munchkin Dark fuchsia Low, rounded with medium green foliage. The panicles are up to 20cm long and the dark fuchsia flowers have lighter centres.
HUMDINGER® Orchid Annie Orchid-purple An arching habit, long panicles and grey-green leaves.
Ile de France Dark lilac-purple Several slightly differing cultivars were submitted to the RHS trial. Not clear which is the genuine article.
Imperial Purple Purple Royal Purple synonym, so is probably only Royal Red.
Kalypso Mauve purple Strong growing shrub.
Lavender Eyes Lavender Complex hybrid of B.globosa, B,davidii and B.lindleyana from the University of Georgia, flowers have a large orange eye.
LEAH™ Blue Purple-blue From Green Fuse, USA. Another series of very small Buddleja about 0.5 metres tall. Only available in North America. LEAH™ Blue is more purple than blue.
LEAH™ Midnight Dark purple
LEAH™ Pink Pink
LEAH™ Raspberry Deep reddish pink
LEAH™ White White
LEAH™ White Improved White The series is only recently released (c.2018) and already they need to introduce improved cultivars?
Leela Kapila Cerise to maroon Named after a popular Nottingham surgeon. Possibly a sport of Santana with almost totally yellow leaves; not very vigorous and best grown in light shade.
Les Kneale Lilac flushed white Probably the palest colour (other than white) and pale foliage, too.
Lilac Cascade Lilac One of a series of 'Cascade' plants from Walters Gardens, USA. More compact with a weeping habit and pendulous panicles.
Lilac Moon Pale lilac Raised at The Lavender Garden, Gloucetershire. Good pale foliage on a bush that is wide rather than tall.
Lo and Behold!®
Blue Chip
Mauve-purple Complex hybrid of B.globosa, B,davidii and B.lindleyana. Short, bushy habit. Flowers are not blue but mauve. Developed at the Raulston Arboretum by Dennis Werner, North Carolina State University.
More on all the Lo and Behold hybrids HERE.
Lo and Behold!®
Blue Chip Jr.
Blue Complex hybrid. An improvement on Blue Chip. Developed at the Raulston Arboretum by Dennis Werner, North Carolina State University.
Lo and Behold!®
Ice Chip
syn. White Chip
White Complex hybrid of B.globosa, B,davidii and B.lindleyana. Short, bushy habit. Developed at the Raulston Arboretum by Dennis Werner, North Carolina State University.
Lo and Behold!®
Lilac Chip
Lilac Complex hybrid of B.globosa, B,davidii and B.lindleyana. Very low, lax habit. Developed at the Raulston Arboretum by Dennis Werner, North Carolina State University.
Lo and Behold!®
Pink Micro Chip
Pink Complex hybrid with a short, bushy habit. Developed at the Raulston Arboretum by Dennis Werner, North Carolina State University.
Lo and Behold!®
Purple Haze
syn. Purple Chip
Purple Complex hybrid of B.globosa, B,davidii and B.lindleyana. Low and spreading habit. Developed at the Raulston Arboretum by Dennis Werner, North Carolina State University.
Lo and Behold!®
Miss Molly
syn. Red Chip
Pink-red. Renamed from Miss Molly for the UK market. A smaller version on Miss Ruby with bigger flowers Developed at the Raulston Arboretum by Dennis Werner, North Carolina State University.
Lochinch Pale blue. Hybrid with B. fallowiana, which gives it its grey foliage, from the Lochinch estate in Scotland.
Longstock Autumn Delight Reddish Pink Bred by Peter Moore of the Longstock Nursery, Hampshire, UK. A later flowering cultivar derived from Autumn Beauty x Sugar Plum.
Longstock Pink Pale pink Bred by Peter Moore of the Longstock Nursery, Hampshire, UK. An improved version of Pink Pearl.
Lyme Bay Unknown From the Shapcott Garden Nursery.
Magda'a Gold Knight
syn: ElstB1
Deep purple A sport of Black Knight, with yellow variegated foliage.
Malvern Blue Medium blue-violet -
Marbled White
syn. Markeep PBR
White One of the Butterfly series from the East Malling Research station in Kent, UK. Dwarf bush with a bushy habit and large open flowers.
Masquerade
syn. Notbud PBR
Maroon A variegated cultivar raised at the East Malling Research station in Kent, UK and billed as an improvement on Harlequin. Licence is held by Notcutts Nurseries.
Mayford Purple Purple A B. fallowiana x B. davidii hybrid and a full sibling of 'Lochinch' and 'West Hill', but much rarer.
Merry Magic Orchid Deep purple Less invasive USA cultivar of B. davidii from Spring Meadow Nursery. The Merry Magic series is no longer in commercial cultivation.
Merry Magic Purple Purple Less invasive USA cultivar of B. davidii from Spring Meadow Nursery. The Merry Magic series is no longer in commercial cultivation.
Merry Magic Violet Violet Less invasive USA cultivar of B. davidii from Spring Meadow Nursery. The Merry Magic series is no longer in commercial cultivation.
Midnight Skies Deep purple A rival for Black Knight from Lowaters Nurseries, UK.
Miss Molly
Syn. Red Chip
PBR
Pink-red Small cultivar from Dennis Werner at North Carolina State University which is billed as closer to red that previous cultivars (Miss Ruby X Attraction).
Miss Pearl White From Dennis Werner, North Carolina State University. A compact rounded shrub.
Miss Ruby
PBR
Dark pink-red Small cultivar from Dennis Werner at North Carolina State University (White Ball X Attraction).
Miss Violet Violet New small cultivar from Dennis Werner at North Carolina State University.
Mongo Pale lavender Longer flowering season compared to most. RHS lists this as a synonym for Nanho Blue.
MONARCH® Blue Knight Blue A series of smaller (approx. 1.5 metre height and spread) from Walters Gardens Inc., Michigan, USA. Several have been introduced into Europe.
MONARCH® Crown Jewels Magenta This one has yellow foliage as an added feature.
MONARCH® Dark Dynasty Deep purple
MONARCH® Glass Slippers Pale lavender-blue
MONARCH® Jousting Jester Orchid Pink
MONARCH® Prince Charming Bright cerise red A particularly striking colour to the flowers.
MONARCH® Princess Bride White
MONARCH® Princess Pink Bright Pink
MONARCH® Royal Falls Amethyst purple
MONARCH® Queen of Hearts Magenta
Moonlight Lilac-flushed cream Buddleja x weyeriana hybrid-cultivar.
Moonshadow Pale lilac Flower centre fades to white
Moonshine
syn. Buddma PBR
Purplish pink Dutch dwarf with pale lime-green foliage.
Nanho Blue
Syn. Nanho Petite Indigo
Denim blue Old hybrid of B. davidii var. nanhoensis with small, narrow grey foliage.
Was awared the AGM in 2002, but now on the 'Sunset' list.
Nanho Purple
syn Petite Purple, Monum
Bright purple A cross between Royal red and Nanho blue. Abundant short, arching flowers
AGM 2002
Nanho White
syn. Petite Snow, Monite
White A white hybrid of B. davidii var. nanhoensis.
Niche's Choice Purple pink Fresh green foliage
Nike Lilac pink Large flowers.
Niobe Mauve
Octopus Red-purple From Thompson and Morgan, and an offshoot of the Buzz programme, it has large branched panicles like 'Dartmoor' on a small shrub.
Opera Fuchsia pink Long flowers
Operette Fuchsia pink Colchicine-induced seedling of 'Opera' that is smaller.
Orchid Lavender to pale purple USA culitivar from Niche Gardens, NC.
Orchid Beauty Bluish lilac Fine cultivar with distinctive panicles that have several rounded levels of decreasing size.
Orpheus Dark blue Raised at The Lavender Garden, Gloucetershire. The flowers have a white ring around the orange eye and are very distinctive
Panache Deep purple/blue Large branched flowers but it is given to flopping under their weight.
Peace White Resembles a vigorous form of White Ball.
Peacock
syn.Peakeep PBR
Deep pink One of the Butterfly series from the East Malling Research station in Kent, UK. Bigger than the other Butterfly series. Loses most of its leaves in Autumn.
Persephone Mauve-purple Raised at The Lavender Garden, Gloucetershire. Attractive soft, rounded and greyish foliage. Good consistant flower colour with a particularly red eye.
Pink Cascade Pink A 'Cascade' plant from Walters Gardens, USA. More compact with a weeping habit and pendulous panicles.
Pink Cascade II Pale pink Much like 'Pink Cascade', but the colour is a paler shell-pink
Pink Delight
syn. Pink Perfection
Shocking pink A very good cultivar with large bright flowers. Neat growth habit and grey foliage from its complex ancestry including B. fallowiana (via West Hill).
AGM 1993
Pink Pagoda
syn. Inpsired Pink
Pink B. weyeriana x davidii from Peter Moore, Longstock. Shell pink flowers in levels. Renamed "Inspired Pink" for the USA market.
Pink Panther
syn. RuttenBU2016
Light pink A recent introduction, semi-dwarf cultivar.
Pink Pearl Lilac pink A large plant and not the best pink, could be easily mistaken for a feral Buddleja.
Pink Spread
syn. Pink Spreader
Bright pink Excellent flower colour. Spreading rather than upright habit.
Pixie Blue Pale blue Same as Dart's Papillon Blue
Pixie Red Maroon Supposedly a dwarf version of Royal Red but in practice no different.
Pixie White White Smallish white cultivar
Potter's Purple Purple Vigorous cultivar.
Princetown Purple Purple Vigorous cultivar similar to Dubonnet.
Psychedelic Sky Bright mauve-blue From Mike Dirr and First Editions
PUGSTER® AMETHYST
syn. SMNBDL
Pale violet-purple The PUGSTER® series (Spring Meadows Nursery Inc., USA) are small cultivars with particularly short internodes and a dense habit; some renamed ROCKETSTAR® for Europe.
PUGSTER® BLUE
syn.ROCKETSTAR® INDIGO
syn. SMNBDBT
Navy blue A plant descended from 'Adonis Blue'.
PUGSTER® PERIWINKLE
syn.SMNBDO
syn.ROCKETSTAR® ORCHID
Lilac-mauve The colour of the flowers is unremarkable.
PUGSTER® PINK;
syn: ROCKETSTAR® FLAMINGO
syn. SMNBDPT
True pale pink.
PUGSTER® PINKER
syn. SMNBDB
Deep pink-cerise A later addition to the range, a seedling of 'Miss Molly', it resembles the other plants in the series.
PUGSTER® WHITE
Syn.: ROCKETSTAR® SNOW
Syn.: SMNBDW
White The obligatory white-flowered member of the series.
Purple Cascade Purple An older cultivar, not to be confused with the modern 'Cascade' cultivars from Walters Gardens,USA.
Purple Champion Purple A selection by Champion Plants, Somerset, UK.
Purple Emperor
Syn.'Pyrkeep' PBR
Purple One of the Butterfly series from the East Malling Research station in Kent, UK. Dwarf bush with narrow foliage and compact habit.
Purple Friend Purple Raised at The Lavender Garden, Gloucetershire. Good dark flowers on a smaller bush.
Purple Prince Reddish purple -
Purple Splendour
syn. Purple Splendor
syn. Hinebud2
Purple A complex hybrid. More details on the Flutterby and Hinebud Hybrids page.
Raspberry Eyes Purple Complex hybrid of B.globosa, B.davidii and B.lindleyana.
Raspberry Wine Mauve-rose Often produces two spiked flowers.
Red Admiral Maroon purple Probably a synonym for Santana.
Red Plume Reddish purple An tall American cultivar of unknown origin with long, strongly-coloured upright panicles.
Reve de Papillon Rose
Syn: Minpap PBR
Pink New smallish, French series with large panicles.
Reve de Papillon White
Syn: Minpap2 PBR
White New smallish, French series.
Reve de Papillon Blue
Syn: Minpap3 PBR
Blue New smallish, French series.
Reve de Papillon Red
syn: Boscranz; Cranrazz
Cerise From Ball Horticultural. another name for CRANRAZZ (UK and USA), this was renamed for Europe and sold under the REVE DE PAPILLON name. A compact shrub, it has bright cranberry-pink flowers.
Reve de Papillon Lavender
syn.: Bosjerry
Lavender Developed by Ball Horticultural, and sold under the REVE DE PAPILLON name in Europe. A compact shrub with large lavender-blue flowers
Rice Creek Lavender An American cultivar, introduced by Betty Ann Addison and Harvey Buchite of Rice Creek Gardens, Minnesota. Very hardy and vigorous
Royal Purple Purple-red Possibly shade more purple than Royal Red although it may actually just be Royal Red.
RoyalRazz®
syn. SRPbudroy
Bright purple Compact grower from Ball Horticultural.
Royal Red Maroon purple Old cultivar but still offers one of the best colours. Large, upright shrub.
AGM 1993
Royal Red Variegata Maroon purple Variegated version of Royal Red, possibly only a synonym for Harlequin.
Salcombe Purple Small, neat shrub from Seaside Plants, Devon.
Santana Maroon purple Another sport of Royal Red with deep yellow variegation.
Shapcott Lavender Lavender From Shapcott Garden Nursery, Devon
Shapcott Violet Violet From Shapcott Garden Nursery, Devon
Shire Blue Steely mid-blue Flowers have reflexed petals. Raised at The Lavender Garden, Gloucetershire.
Silver Lilac Pale lilac Flowers have mosaic effect, shrub has a neat habit. Recommended for AGM 2011 subject to availability.
Sir John Pink-purple Splotched yellow variegation from Stone Green Nurseries, Kent. Very like Santana.
Sophie® Light pink-purple A small Buddleja from Van Vliet New Plants (Boskoop, Netherlands) that is very free flowering.
Southcombe Splendour Mid-blue to violet Erect flower spikes and upright habit.
SPARKLER® PINK PETITE
'Budcon 1331'
Lilac Compact Buddleja, 1-1.5 metres tall. Available from Monrovia Nurseries, USA.
SPARKLER® PURPLE PETITE
'Conbud2080'
Purple Compact Buddleja, 1-1.5 metres tall. Available from Monrovia Nurseries, USA.
Spikehead Bright purple Very pointed panicles.
Strawberry Lemonade Pink White/green variegated foliage and pink flowers. From the USA.
Sugar Plum Dark pinky red A recent cross between Summer Beauty and Royal Red by Peter Moore at Longstock. An improvement on Summer Beauty.
Summer Beauty Rose pink Sensitive cultivar that is a sibling of Pink Delight. Tidy plant with soft, greyish foliage.
SUMMERBIRD BLUE® Purplish blue A series of very small Buddleja under 1 metre height/spread with a well-branched habit. Bred and propagated by Volmary GmbH, Germany. Low seed set.
SUMMERBIRD® MAGENTA Magenta-violet
SUMMERBIRD® MIDNGHT BLUE Dark navy-blue.
SUMMERBIRD® SKY BLUE Pale blue-lavender
SUMMERBIRD® VIOLET Violet-mauve
SUMMERBIRD® WHITE (syn: COMPACT SNOW) White The inevitable white-flowered member of the series.
Summer House Blue Light blue A random seedling from the Longstock Nursery, smallish shrub with grey foliage.
SUMMERKIDS® BECKI
Syn: Artbud1111
White The SUMMERKIDS® series is from Artmeyer Baumschule GmbH (Hoerstel-Riesenbeck, Germany), and are small Buddleja around 1 metre in height. All are registered for PBR. BECKI is the inevitable white-flowered member of the series.
SUMMERKIDS® BENNI
Syn: Artbud1567
White This cultivar is no longer in production (2021).
SUMMERKIDS® EDDI
Syn: Artbud1121
Pink mauve
SUMMERKIDS® EMELY
Syn: Artbud1138
Lilac
SUMMERKIDS® LENI
Syn: Artbud1565
Mid-purple
SUMMERKIDS® LOTTI
Syn: Artbud1125
Deep purple Fades to navy blue.
SUMMERKIDS® MARIE
Syn: Artbud1569
White
SUMMERKIDS® MICKI
Syn: Artbud1576
Pale blue
SUMMERKIDS® ROMY
Syn: Artbud1356
Deep pink-purple.
SUMMERKIDS® SOPHIE
Syn: Artbud1583
Bright pink-purple Should not be confused with another similar cultivar, called simply SOPHIE®, from Van Vliet (Boskoop, Netherlands).
SUMMERLOUNGE® Blue Colibri Mid-blue A group of very small hybrids (1 metre height and spread developed by Ball Ornamentals and licensed to Lendert de Vos (Boskoop, Netherlands). Blue Colibri has been withdrawn from sale due to poor performance in trials.
SUMMERLOUNGE® Blue Sarah Pale blue Small inflorescence and grows in a globe shape. Replaces 'Blue Colibri'.
SUMMERLOUNGE® Lilac Turtle Lilac-purple Slim inflorescences.
SUMMERLOUNGE® Purple Lion Purple Large panicles.
SUMMERLOUNGE® Red Dragon Reddish cerise Has been withdrawn due to poor performance.
SUMMERLOUNGE® White Swan WhiteMuch like others in the series.
Summer of Love
Syn: Podarasnga2
Pale blue Compact (1.5 metres height) Buddleja from Peter Podaras, marketed by Springhill Nurseries, USA.
SUMMERSIPS® Sangria
syn: SRPbudsan
Red-purple Smaller, mound-forming shrub, from the cross 'Lilac Chip' x 'Attraction'.
Summer Skies Light blue-violet A small shrub from the USA with cream/green variegated foliage, looks similar to Burncross.
SUMMERTEENS® BRUNO BLUE
Syn: Artbud1119
Blue The SUMMERTEENS® series is from Artmeyer Baumschule GmbH (Hoerstel-Riesenbeck, Germany), and are small Buddleja just over 1 metre in height. All are registered for PBR
SUMMERTEENS® DAVID DARKVIOLET
Syn: Artbud1141
Violet
SUMMERTEENS® LILITH LILAC
Syn: Artbud1108
Lilac
SUMMERTEENS® MATS MAGIC RED
Syn: Artbud 1580
Cerise A later addition, in 2019, this plant has deep cerise-pink flowers.
SUMMERTEENS® PABLO PURPLE
Syn: Artbud1135
Purple
SUMMERTEENS® PIA PINK Pink
SUMMERTEENS® VIVIAN VIOLET Violet A replacement for the now retired SUMMERTEENS® VIGGO VIOLET.
SUMMERTEENS® WILMA WHITE
Syn: Artbud1105
White
Sungold Yellow Buddleja x weyeriana hybrid-cultivar.
Sunkissed Violet Unremarkable colour.
Three-in-One White, pink, and purple or blue A novelty. Not actually a variety, but achieved by inter-weaving three separate plants.
Thundercloud Unknown -
Tovelill Violet-mauve Routine cultivar from Germany.
True Blue Blue From Ball Horticultural.
Twilight Dark purple-pink Vigorous USA culitivar.
Twotones Blue and Purple Large shrub with nanhoensis heritage. Flowers have a two-tone mosaic effect. Raised at The Lavender Garden, Gloucetershire.
Ultra-violet
Syn. PDSI-1
Violet A compact Buddleja from America, with good reflowering.
Variegata
syn. FLORENCE, 'watflor'
Pale violet From Stone Green Nurseries, Kent UK. Much deeper white variegation compared to Harlequin.
Vashon Skies Blue-purple An older B. fallowiana x B. davidii hybrid from the US, quite large and vigorous.
Violet Cascade Violet-mauve One of the 'Cascade' plants from Walters Gardens, USA. More compact with a weeping habit and pendulous panicles.
Violet Eyes Violet Large growing complex hybrid of B.globosa, B,davidii and B.lindleyana.
Violet Message Dark violet Medium size cultivar from Holland.
West Hill Pale violet to lilac Another hybrid with B. fallowiana, which gives it its grey foliage, from the Lochinch estate in Scotland.
White Ball White One of the smallest cultivars, the 'Ball' refers to the growth habit and not the flowers. Slightly deformed, greyish foliage from the congested growth habit.
White Bouquet White One of many similar white cultivars.
White Butterfly White -
White Cloud White -
White Eyes White Complex hybrid of B.globosa, B,davidii and B.lindleyana.
White Harlequin White Variegation similar to Harlequin, very prone to reversion.
White Profusion White Considred a particularly good white cultivar.
AGM 1993
White Spread White Spreading habit
White Wings White Wider, branched flowers
Widecombe Violet blue Narrow foliage
Windy Hill Purple USA cultivar bred for hardiness to Zone 9.
Windtor Blue violet Similiar to Lochinch but darker flowers.
Wisteria Lane Mauve A shorter cultivar from Walters Gardens, USA with large panicles and a weeping habit.
Yeti White White From Ball Horticultural.

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