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Originally based on Hatch, L.C. 1994. Buddleia.nod. Taxonomic Computer Research.

Buddleia (Buddleja) - Nomenclature
ns: The genus has occasionally been spelled as Buddleja as appears in
ns: the New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary. That opinion is not
ns: shared by all or even many horticultural taxonomists. Pending such
ns: international acceptance the change will be declined here.

Buddleia - General Papers
li: Cotton, A.D. 1947. The spring-flowering Buddleias. RHS Journal 72:
li: 427-37.

li: Grootendorst, H.J. 1972. Buddleia. Dendroflora 1972 9: 38-42.
li: Leeuwenberg, A.J. 1979. The Lonaniaceae of Africa XXVII. Buddleja L.
li: II. Revision of the African and Asiatic species. Meded. Land-
li: bouwhogeschool 79(6): 1-163.

li: Brander, P.E. 1983. Varietal and clonal trials with Buddleia.
li: Medd. Statens. Planteavlsforsog. 85: 1746.
li: Maunder, M. 1987. Notes on tender of species of Buddleja. Plantsman
li: 9: 65-80.

li: Dunnett, N. 1991. Buddleias. Amer. Nur., 173(6): 80-99
li: Norman, E.M. Buddlejaceae: butterfly bush family. J. Arizona Nev.
li: Acad. Sci. 26(1): 5-6.

Buddleia - NPP Source Page
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Buddleia alternifolia 'Argentea'
lc: more silvery, having more numerous appressed hairs.

Buddleia asiatica 'Sweet Promise' (9/02)
ha: more branched than species typical
lc: dark green (RHS 147A) above, grey tomentose below
fc: white (as species)
fd: florets 7.25mm (vs. 4.25mm species), inflorescence 39cm long (vs. 24cm species)
ff: highly scented
bt: earlier than species typical, up to 2 weeks
frq: very little or no seed production
lw: 30mm - narrower than species mean of 39mm
or: R.J. and R.A. Cherry as open pollinated seedling 1991.
in: Australian nursery trade 1993
pat: Australian PBR 1993

Buddleia 'Attraction' (6/01)
ht: 6-8 ft.
fc: magenta red
lc: grey green, showy
or: One of 2000 seedlings grown by Dr. Michael Dirr in the 1990's. He made a final cut of 30 selections in 1998.
or: Later 6 clones were selected in 1999. seedling of B. x weyerana 'Sungold' and doubtless a cross to a red
or: B. davidii. The name was assigned by Ted Stephens of Nurseries Caroliniana who evaluated it.
photo, source, history:
Nobleplants.com

Buddleia 'Bicolor' (invalid name?) (6/01)
ht: 6-8 ft (estimate)
fc: lavender with butterscotch gold centers.
ind: inflor. to 10 in. long
lc: grey green
or: One of 2000 seedlings grown by Dr. Michael Dirr in the 1990's. He made a final cut of 30 selections in 1998.
or: Later 6 clones were selected in 1999. Combines the gold of 'Honeycomb' (female parent) with the influence
or: a B. davidii cultivar.
ns: while the word bicolor is both Latin and English, it's origin is with the Latin and therefore this cultivar name
ns: is not likely to be accepted as valid.
photo, source, history:
Nobleplants.com

Buddleia colvilei 'Kewensis'
fc: richer red than most red selections- species is more pink to purple, sometimes red.
lw: narrower than species typical
ch: more cold hardy in the UK than some species variants
or: Temperate House, Kew Gardens, London from a notable plant seen for many years

Buddleia davidii ADONIS BLUE 'Adokeep' (11/4)
ht: 3-5 ft. tall x 3-5 ft. wide
ha: compact
fc: rich violet-blue
infl: dense, floriferous panicle
or: Elizabeth Keep, East Malling Res. Station, England before 2002.
so: Pottedliners.com (online catalog 11/2003)

Buddleia davidii 'African Queen'
fc: purple
bt: long duration of flowers
infl: 7.0-9.0 in. panicle
or: Schoemaker of Boskoop Holland c. 1959
so: Windrose 610-588-1037 (FAX 610-252-7064)

Buddleia davidii f. alba ('Alba')
fc: white
lw: narrower than typical var. davidii
ns: this is probably the same as var. nanhoensis 'Alba'
rai: other white-flowered clones are superior
geo: Bean says it occurs in the wild and thus should be considered a
geo: a botanical forma.

Buddleia davidii 'America'
ns: a listed name

Buddleia davidii 'Amplissima' = var. amplissima

Buddleia davidii var. amplissima
fc: deep mauve
it: much larger or taller inflorescence
in: a cultivated clone was introduced by Lemoine in France c. 1911

Buddleia davidii 'Autumn Beauty' (11/02)
ha: compact
fc: lilac (RHS 76A)
fq: floriferous
lw: "narrow"
ch: to 20 deg. F.
or: Christine Yeo, Pleasant View Nursdery, Devon, England 1997 as chance seedling
in: originator to UK trade 2001
reg: ICRA 9/6/2000
li: Tebbitt, M.C. 2001. Int. Reg. of cultivar names for unassigned woody gen. HortScience 35(4): 835.

Buddleia davidii 'Beijing' (11/03)
ht: 1.5m
fc: bluish-pink
bt: late season
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
fc: very dark purple - never black
ll: shorter than most other cultivars
aw: RHS AGM 1984
or: Ruys c. 1959
so: Busse Gardens 612-286-2654
so: Windrose 610-588-1037 (FAX 610-252-7064)
so:
source (Roslyn Nursery)

Buddleia davidii 'Black Night' = 'Black Knight'

Buddleia davidii 'Blue Horizon' (11/03)
fc: lavender-blue
infl: long panicle
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Blue Wonder'
fc: medium blue

Buddleia davidii 'Bonnie'
ht: 10 ft. tall x 10 ft. wide
fc: light lavender, orange eye
ff: richly scented
infl: 8.0-12.0 in.
lc: dark gray-green, silver below
or: Dr. Michael Dirr, GA USA, named for his wife, a talented botanical illustrator.
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 145
photo, history:
Nobleplants.com

Buddleia davidii 'Border Beauty'
ha: more compact, 2/3 species' size
fc: deep reddish-purple
or: Schiphorst of Wageningen Holland c. 1962
so: Windrose 610-588-1037 (FAX 610-252-7064)

Buddleia davidii 'Burgundy'
fc: dark burgundy red and not fading as some other dark reds. I have seen a violet-purple clone sold under the name.
lc: darker green - no doubt due to more anthocyanins all around
ns: Dirr reports than some plants under this name are in fact 'Royal Red'

Buddleia davidii 'Burgundy Medium' = 'Burgundy'

Buddleia davidii 'Butterfly Ball' (11/03)
fc: china blue
lc: gray-green
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Cardinal'
ha: wider than tall
fc: purplish-red - not a cardinal red!
lc: lighter green
it: panicle to 20cm - shorter than 'Royal Red'
or: Ebben from colchicine inducement of 'Royal Red'

Buddleia davidii 'Carminea'
fc: lilac pink
or: Watsons of Killiney Ireland

Buddleia davidii 'Carroll Deep Lavender'
fc: dark lilac or lavender shade with orange eyezone
no: florets are ruffled
so: Carroll Gardens
ns: provisional name - listed as 'Deep Lavender' which is not valid
 

'Charming' - click image


Buddleia davidii 'Charming'
ha: vigorous and upright
fc: lavender pink to medium pink with orange in throat
lc: blue-green
infl: 6.0-8.0 in., rarely to 12.0 in.
rai: 'Fascinating' is superior according to Krussman
or: Paul A. Winzer of Emmaus PA

Buddleia davidii 'Concord'
fc: deep violet blue - as a 'Concord' grape

Buddleia davidii 'Cornwall Blue'
fc: lavender-blue, not a real blue of course
lc: gray-green
ns: Dirr says it is the same as 'Lochinch' in his trials.
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 145

Buddleia davidii 'Darent Valley'
ns: listed at the RHS Wisley Gardens
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 145

Buddleia davidii 'Darkness'
ha: wide-spreading, arching
fc: dark purplish-blue
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 145

Buddleia davidii 'Dartmoor'
ha: commonly very vigorous
ht: 6-10 ft.
it: panicles short and very wide - unique
fc: magenta or reddish-violet
or: Hayles near Yelverton on Dartmoor UK before 1973
aw: RHS AM 1973 & FCC 1990
so: Windrose 610-588-1037 (FAX 610-252-7064)
so: Roslyn Nur. 516-643-9347
so:
source (Roslyn Nursery)

Buddleia davidii 'Deep Lavender' (Carroll Gardens)= 'Carroll Deep Lavender'

Buddleia davidii 'Distinction'
ns: a listed name

Buddleia davidii 'Dubonnet'
ha: very vigorous and robust
fc: dark purple, light orange center. Dirr says many plants are medium purple.
lc: dark gray-green
infl: 6-10 in., sometimes to 14 in.
ns: polyclonal according to Dirr, some plants being indistinct from 'Princeton Purple' and 'Border Beauty'.
so: Windrose 610-588-1037 (FAX 610-252-7064)

Buddleia davidii 'E.H. Wilson'
fc: lavender

Buddleia davidii 'Eleanor'
ns: a listed name

'Ellen's Blue' - click image to enlarge

Buddleia davidii 'Ellen's Blue'
fc: rich light blue, orange eye, looks silvery-blue from a distance
ff: good scent
lc: gray-silver, showy,
or: Ellen Hornig as selection of 'Lochinch' seedlings.
in: Heronswood Nursery 1990's.
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 146

Buddleia davidii 'Empire Blue'
fc: deep blue with sharply lighter orange eyezone
pat: US #557 in 1942
or: Karfle A. Lucal
in: Good & Reese Inc.
so: Andre Viette Farm and Nursery 540-943-2315

Buddleia davidii 'Fascinating' ('Fascination')
fc: lilac pink or orchid pink
it: inflor. wider than typical
so: Windrose 610-588-1037 (FAX 610-252-7064)

Buddleia davidii 'Fascination' = 'Fascinating'

Buddleia davidii 'Fireflame'
ns: a listed name

Buddleia davidii 'Flaming Violet'
pat: US #536 in 1942
or: Paul J. Schmidt
in: General Nur. Co.
ha: erect
fc: reddish violet
pat: US #536 in 1942
or: Paul J. Schmidt
in: General Nur. Co.

Buddleia davidii 'Floralert'
ns: a listed name

Buddleia davidii 'Floralort' = 'Floralert'

Buddleia davidii 'Fortune'
it: inflor. cylindrical in shape
fc: corolla light lilac with distinct eyespot
id: not always true to name according to Krussman

Buddleia davidii 'Fromnow's Purple'
id: inflor. taller
fc: corolla purple

Buddleia davidii 'Glasnevin Blue'
fc: lavender blue
ns: this may be 'Glasnevin' which is a clone of B. fallowiana

Buddleia davidii 'Gold Glow' = B. x weyerana 'Golden Glow'

Buddleia davidii 'Golden Sovereign'
fc: as 'Empire Blue'
lc: irregularly mottled golden yelllow to entirely yellow blades.
or: Peter G. Addison 1991 as sport of 'Empire Blue'
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 146

Buddleia davidii 'Gonglepod' (11/03)
fc: pinkish-lilac
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Harlequin' ('Variegated Royal Red')
fc: reddish-purple
lc: edged creamy white
gr: slower than 'Royal Red'
or: it is thought to be a sport of 'Royal Red' which has
or: similar corolla color
ns: 'Variegata' is not the same as occasionally suggested
so: Plant Delights 919-772-4794
so: Roslyn Nursery 516-643-9347
so:
source (Roslyn Nursery)

Buddleia davidii 'Hartwegii'
ns: a listed name

Buddleia davidii 'Hyacinth'
ns: a listed name

Buddleia davidii 'Ile de France'
ht: 10 ft. tall x 10 ft. wide.
fc: dark violet purple , yellowish-orange throat
infl: 4.0-8.0 in. - short by today's standards
lc: blue-green

Buddleia davidii 'Imperial Purple'
gr: vigorous
fc: purplish-violet

Buddleia davidii 'Ingeborg' = B. 'Ingeborg' (B. fallowiana x B. davidii)

Buddleia davidii 'Kalypso'
ns: a listed name. Description needed.

Buddleia davidii 'Lavender Beauty'
ht: 4-6 ft.
fc: lavender
it: very large panicle
so: Andre Viette Farm and Nursery 540-943-2315

Buddleia davidii 'Lavender Ice Cream'
fc: light lavender with orange eye
id: racemes larhger than typical of lavender cultivars
ff: very well scented
bt: bloom on plants as young as 2 years
 

Buddleia davidii 'Les Kneale' (11/03)
fc: light lilac-white
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Lochinch' = B. 'Lochinch' (B. fallowiana x B. davidii)

Buddleia davidii 'Magnifica' = var. magnifica

Buddleia davidii var. magnifica Rehd. & Wils.
it: inflor. much larger and with more flowers - hence 'magnificent'
fc: bluish-purple
fs: corolla lobes distinctly reflexed
geo: W. China
id: similar to var. veitchiana but blooms later
ns: a good many cultivar belong here - as with 'Orchid Beauty'

Buddleia davidii 'Mary's White'
ht: 7.5 ft. tall x 6.5 ft. (2 years)
fc: white
infl: 8.0-9.0 in.
lw: narrower than species typical
lc: blue green
or: Dr. Michael Dirr received as B. yunnanensis 'Alba'. Named for Mary Hayes, grandmother of
or: of Dr. Jeff Gillman, Univ. of Minnesota.
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 147
photo, history:
Nobleplants.com

Buddleia davidii 'Masquerade'
ht: stronger than 'Harlequin'
fc: magenta-red
lc: broadly margined creamy-white
or: sport of 'Harlequin'
pat: Notcutts, UK
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 147

Buddleia davidii 'Mauve Queen'
fc: mauve blue

Buddleia davidii 'Mayford Purple'
fc: presumably some shade of purple!
ns: a listed name

Buddleia davidii 'Miss Ellen'
ha: compact
fc: bright violet-purple, orange eye
ft: more distinctly cup corolla
infl: 6.0-8.0 in., occasionally larger
lc: blue-green, remaining attractive all summer into fall
in: Steve Thomas, Greene Hill Nursery, Waverly AL USSA
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 145

Buddleia davidii 'Moonshadow'
ht: 3.5 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide - semi-dwarf
ha: open, spreading, rarely tall
fc: light lavender from lilac-purple buds, center is more whitish.
infl: 4.0-6.0 in.
lc: dark blue-green
or: seedling of 'Nanho Blue'
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 147

Buddleia davidii 'Nanhoensis' = var. nanhoensis

Buddleia davidii 'Nanhoensis Alba' = var. nahoensis 'Alba'
ns: the epithet nahoensis should be part of the botanical variety

Buddleia davidii var. nanhoensis (Chitt.) Rehd.
ha: narrower or slender
ht: generally shorter to only about 5 ft. vs. 10-12 of some other vars.
it: inflor. cylindrical to only 8cm long - a few authors say it is
it: longer but it is shorter in our measurements
fc: mauve
lw: narrower in appearance
ll: to 4.5 in. vs. 3.0-4.0 of typical vars.
in: from Kansu in wild by Farrer in 1914

Buddleia davidii var. nanhoensis 'Alba' ('Nanho Alba')
fc: white
lw: narrow as the var.
ns: the name 'Nanho Alba' combining vernacular with Latin is not allowed.

Buddleia davidii var. nanhoensis 'Lilac Princess'
ha: compact as var. nanhoensis
lc: grey green
fc: lilac blue
tm: unregistered tm has been used

Buddleia davidii var. nanhoensis 'Nanho Blue' ('Nanko Blue')
fc: mauve blue
rai: essentially an improved clone of the variety
so: Roslyn Nursery 516-643-9347

Buddleia davidii var. nanhoensis 'Nanho Purple' ('Nanko Purple')
ht: 5 ft.
fc: spreading
lc: silvery green
fc: violet purple
hp: var. nanhoensis x 'Royal Red' - combining habit with color
rai: better than 'Royal Red' in smaller gardens
ns: some plants under this name are 'Nanho Blue'
so: Roslyn Nursery 516-643-9347

Buddleia davidii 'Niche's Choice'
ht: 6-8 ft. tall x 5-6 ft. wide
fc: rich purple
ff: well scented
or: Niche Gardens, Chapel Hill, NC USA
so:
source (Niche Gardens)

Buddleia davidii 'Nike'
ns: a listed name

Buddleia davidii 'Niobe'
ns: a listed name

Buddleia davidii 'Northlake' (11/03)
fc: "blackberry sherbet", orange eye
so, in: Colvos Creek Gardens (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Opera'
ha: more wide spreading
it: inflor. very large
fc: violet lilac
pat: US #2987 in 1970
or: Maurice Croux
in: Gulf Stream Nur.

Buddleia davidii OPERETTE™ 'Courtabud'
ht: 5.5 ft.
ha: more compact than 'Opera'
fc: deep fuchsia purple
infl: conical, full
lc: dark green
pat: PPAF

Buddleia davidii 'Orchid'
so:
source (Niche Gardens)

Buddleia davidii var. magnifica 'Orchid Beauty'
fc: orchid pink

Buddleia davidii 'Ornamental White'
ht: 3 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide
fc: white
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 148

Buddleia davidii 'Peace'
ha: compact, arching
fc: white
aw: RHS AM 1952
so: Windrose 610-588-1037 (FAX 610-252-7064)

Buddleia davidii PEACOCK 'Peakeep' (11/4)
ht: 3-5 ft. tall x 3-5 ft. wide
ha: compact
fc: lavender-pink
infl: dense, floriferous panicle
or: Elizabeth Keep, East Malling Res. Station, England before 2002.
so: Pottedliners.com (online catalog 11/2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Pendula'
ha: weeping
fc: lilac
lw: very narrow

Buddleia davidii PETITE INDIGO™
ht: compact to 5 ft.
lc: silvery green
fc: rich indigo
so: Andre Viette Farm and Nursery 540-943-2315

Buddleia davidii PETITE PLUM™
ht: 3 ft.
fc: reddish-purple with distinct orange eye
so: Andre Viette Farm and Nursery 540-943-2315

Buddleia davidii 'Pink Charmer' (NOT 'Pink Charming')
ha: upright oval
fc: rose-pink to lavender-pink
infl: 8.0-10.0 in., sometimes to 16.0 in.
ll: larger blades than most cultivars
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 148

Buddleia davidii 'Pink Charming' = 'Charming'

Buddleia davidii 'Pink Dawn'
fc: pink

Buddleia davidii 'Pink Delight' = B. 'Pink Delight'

Buddleia davidii 'Pink Pearl'
it: very dense inflor.
fc: lilac pink to pink with distinct yellow eye

Buddleia davidii 'Pink Spread' (3/02)
ht: wider than tall
fc: clear pink
fd: large panicle
lc: grey-green
or: Holland
in, wholesale source:
Spring Meadow Nursery (online catalog 2002)

Buddleia davidii 'Pixie Blue' (11/03)
fc: light blue
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Pixie Red' (11/03)
fc: purplish-red
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Pixie White' (11/03)
fc: white
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Potter's Purple'
ht: 84 in.
gr: vigorous
fc: clear violet color - distinct among purple shades
or: Charles Cresson
so: Plant Delights 919-772-4794

Buddleia davidii 'Princeton Purple'
ht: 6-8 ft.
fc: medium bluish-purple
infl: densely conical
ns: Dirr says it is the same as 'Dubonet' or just confused with it in the trade.
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 145

Buddleia davidii 'Princeton White'
fc: white

Buddleia davidii PURPLE EMPEROR 'Pyrkeep' (11/4)
ht: 3-5 ft. tall x 3-5 ft. wide
ha: compact
fc: mauve-purple
infl: dense, floriferous panicle
or: Elizabeth Keep, East Malling Res. Station, England before 2002.
so: Pottedliners.com (online catalog 11/2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Purple Glory'
fc: purple

Buddleia davidii 'Purple Prince'
fc: purple to magenta-red
lc: blue-green
infl: 6.0-14.0 in.
so: Plant Delights 919-772-4794
so: Windrose 610-588-1037 (FAX 610-252-7064)

Buddleia davidii 'Raspberry Wine'
ht: 6-8 ft.
fc: dark mauve with yellow center
ft: florets are distinctly ruffled
it: tall long inflor.
in: Carroll Gardens 1994
so: Carroll Gardens 800-638-6334

Buddleia davidii 'Red Glory'
fc: dark red

Buddleia davidii 'Red Plume'
ht: 8-10 ft. tall x 8-10 ft. wide
fc: velvety reddish-violet, not a true red
id: similar to 'Royal Red' overall
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 149

Buddleia davidii 'Rick Creek'
fc: lavender
ch: cold hardy in MN USA
in: Betty Ann Addison and Harvy Buchite
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 149

Buddleia davidii 'Royal Purple'
fc: deep purple
fc: some plants under 'Royal Red' are this clone

Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'
it: larger inflor.
fc: purplish-red
pat: US #556 in 1942
or: Karle A. Lucal
in: Good & Reese Inc.
aw: RHS AM 1950 & AGM 1984
ns: some plants under this name are actually 'Royal Purple'

Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red Superior'
fc: more purple than 'Royal Red' - might be 'Royal Purple' which
fc: has erroneously been sold under the 'Royal Red' name??

Buddleia davidii var. nanhoensis 'Royal Plum'
ha: compact like var. nanhoensis
fc: reddish purple with orange eyezone
rai: similar to 'Petite Indigo' and should be evaluated alongside it
tm: unregistered tm has been used

Buddleia davidii 'Salicifolia'
it: inflor. narrower
lw: narrow
ns: may be derived from the narrowleaf var. nanhoensis

Buddleia davidii 'Santana'
fc: as 'Royal Red'
lc: margined golden yellow
or: sport of 'Royal Red' found in Knaresborough, England
li: The Garden 122(11): 769 (1997)

Buddleia davidii 'Serotina'
bt: blooms later

Buddleia davidii 'Snow Bank'
fc: white

Buddleia davidii 'Snow White'
fc: white

Buddleia davidii 'Southcombe Splendor' (11/03)
fc: mauve-purple
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii STRAWBERRY LEMONADE™ 'Monrell'
ht: 6-8 ft. tall x 6-8 ft. wide
fc: rich pink
infl: panicles to 10 in. long
lc: margined creamy-yellow, adding to interest when not in flower
pat: US PPAF
introduction, wholesale source, photo:
Monrovia Nursery (online catalog 2002)

Buddleia davidii 'Sultana' (5/02)
lc: broadly margined golden yellow
ns: sounds very similar to 'Santana' (see above)

Buddleia davidii 'Summer Beauty'
ht: 5-6 ft.
fc: very dark pink
lc: silvery green
so: Carroll Gardens 800-638-6334

Buddleia davidii 'Summer Rose'
fc: bright mauve-pink
infl: 8.0-12.0 in., sometimes reaching 18.0 in.
lc: dark blue-green
id: similar to 'Raspberry Wine'
eval: Dirr puts in among his Top 5 cultivars
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 149
photo, history:
Nobleplants.com

Buddleia davidii 'Superba' = var. superba

Buddleia davidii var. superba (Decorte) Rehd. & Wils.
it: inflor. larger
bt: later than typical
fc: purple to violet
fs: corolla lobes not reflexed
id: distinct from the large-panicled var. magnifica in corolla
id: lobes lacking a reflexed form. It is perhaps not a very major
id: distinction and might be considered a botanical form as both
id: varieties come from Western China.
geo: W. China

Buddleia davidii 'Variegata'
lc: edged marked creamy white
ns: 'Harlequin' is distinct

Buddleia davidii 'Variegated Royal Red' = 'Harlequin'

Buddleia davidii 'Veitchiana' = var. veitchiana

Buddleia davidii var. veichiana (Veitch) Rehd.
it: inflor. larger and denser
bt: earlier than other large-flowered vars.
fc: lavender with distinct orange eyespot
geo: Central China

Buddleia davidii 'Violet Message'
ht: 8 ft.
fc: medium violet, light yellow eyezone
in: Dan Hinckley, Heronswood from Holland to US
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 145

Buddleia davidii 'West Hill' = B. 'West Hill' (B. fallowiana x davidii)

Buddleia davidii 'White Ball'
ha: compact
ht: 5 ft. tall when 6 ft. wide
fc: white
it: dense narrowly pyramidal spikes
rai: more compact and neat in smaller species than most other white cvs.
so: Wayside Gardens

Buddleia davidii 'White Beauty'
fc: white

Buddleia davidii 'White Bouquet'
it: larger inflor.
fc: white with distinct yellow eyespot
pat: US #536 in 1942
or: Sigmund Tarnok
in: Jackson & Perkins Co.

Buddleia davidii 'White Cloud'
it: inflor. rather small by modern standards
fc: white

Buddleia davidii 'White Delight'
fc: white
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 149

Buddleia davidii 'White Harlequin'
ht: smaller than 'Harlequin' of the same age
lm: creamy-white margined as with 'Harlequin'
fc: creamy white - original 'Harlequin' is red-purple in bloom
so: Roslyn Nur. 516-643-9347
so:
source (Roslyn Nursery)

Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion'
fc: white
frc: seedhead is said to be distinct in russet coloration
so: Carroll Gardens 800-638-6334
so: Andre Viette Farm and Nursery 540-943-2315

Buddleia davidii 'White Queen'
fc: white

Buddleia davidii 'White Spear'
fc: white

Buddleia davidii 'White Spread' (3/02)
ht: wider than tall
fc: white
fd: large panicle
lc: grey-green
or: Holland
in, wholesale source:
Spring Meadow Nursery (online catalog 2002)

Buddleia davidii 'White Wings' (11/03)
fc: creamy-white
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Wilsonii' = var. wilsonii

Buddleia davidii var. wilsonii (Wilson) Rehd. & Wils.
lw: narrower
ll: longer than typical
it: more drooping or lax than typical and up to 2 ft. long
fd: smaller individual flowers
fs: corolla lobes not reflexed as var. magnifica and these margins
fs: are often crinkled
fc: lilac pink

Buddleia davidii 'Wind Tor' (11/03)
fc: light lilac-blue
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia davidii 'Windy Hill'
ht; 5-8 ft.
fc: purple
lw: narrower blades
lc: blue-green
ch: more cold hardy, proven to -25 deg. F. or greater in MA USA. Perhaps the most cold hardy clone.
or: Dennis Mareb, Windy Hill Nursery, Great Barrington MA USA as seedling
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 149

Buddleia davidii 'Wine'
fc: burgundy or wine red
in: Flowerwood Nursery 1997
id: Dirr thinks it could be 'Royal Red'. Such a simple epithet is clearly invalid.
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 149

Buddleia fallowiana var. alba Sabourin ('Alba')
ht: shorter than species typical
fc: white
or: known in England since the 1920's where it came from seed sent by Forrest.

Buddleia fallowiana 'Sabourin' = 'Alba'
ns: a silly error repeated by Dirr among others. Sabourin is the author of the epithet var. alba.

Buddleia globosa 'Lemon Ball'
fc: lemon yellow
bt: later than species typical

Buddleia 'Guinevere' (6/01)
ht: 10 ft.
fc: blackish purple - superior color to 'Black Knight'
lc: dark blue-green leaf
lt: thick blades
or: One of 2000 seedlings grown by Dr. Michael Dirr in the 1990's. He made a final cut of 30 selections in 1998.
or: Later 6 clones were selected in 1999. Found as a stray seedling by student Cindy Burkes.
photo, source, history:
Nobleplants.com

Buddleia 'Hotblackiana' (B. davidii var. veitchiana x B. forrestii)
fc: dark lilac with yellowish-brown eye
bt: very early in summer
or: Hotblack of Sussex UK c. 1952

Buddleia x hybrida 'Eva Dudley' (B. asiatica x B. davidii)
fc: light lilac pink with orange throat
lc: densely silver pubescent

Buddleia x intermedia 'Insignis' (B. japonica x B. lindleyana)
ha: more compact than B. japonica
fc: brighter lilac than parent B. japonica
li: Carriere, E. 1878. Rev. Hort. p. 330.

Buddleia japonica 'Lemon Spires' (11/03)
ht: 3m
fc: light yellow
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia lindleyana 'Gloster'
fc: purplish-violet (as species)
infl: larger, to 20 in. or more

Buddleia lindleyana 'Mayflower'
fc: purplish-violet

Buddleia lindleyana 'Miss Vicie'
ht: 4-5 ft. - dwarf
infl: smaller than species typical but in scale

Buddleia 'Lochinch' (B. fallowiana x B. davidii)
ht: 6 ft. - shorter than 'West Hill' of the same parentage
fc: bright lavender - 'West Hill' is paler
ff: nicely scented
it: dense conical inflor.
lv: young stems and leaves distinctly silvery pubescent
lc: well known for its silvery grey color
aw: RHS AGM 1984
ch: 7 - not as hardy as B. davidii
or: Earl of Stair of Lochinch Scotland c. 1940
so: Plant Delights 919-772-4794

Buddleia x pikei 'Margaret Pike'
ns: the original clone of the hybrid B. asiatica x B. madagascariensis
aw: RHS AM 1953
li: Bean, W.J. 1970. Trees and shrubs hardy in the Brit. Isles. I: 446.

Buddleia x pikei 'Hever' ('Heaver', 'Hever Castle')
ht: 5 ft.
ha: open, shorter than B. davidii
fc: mauve-pink, orange throat
ff: fragrant
infL: 10.0-12.0 in.
lc: gray-green
ns: it is listed at least 3 ways. We are following the RHS HORTICULTURAL DATABASE as of 2003.

Buddleia 'Pink Delight'
ha: compact
ht: 50 in.
lc: nice silvery tints
fc: clean true pink
hp: davidii 'Fascinating' x davidii var. nahoensis 'Alba' x 'West Hill'
aw: RHS AM 1988
so: Plant Delights 919-772-4794
so: Andre Viette Farm and Nursery 540-943-2315
so:
source (Roslyn Nursery)

Buddleia saligna 'Salmon Spheres' (11/03)
ht: 2.5m
fc: pinkish-yellow, overall a salmony shade
infl: subglobose
so, in: Longstock Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia 'Silver Frost' (6/01)
ht: 3-6 ft.
ha: more upright than B. davidii 'White Profusion' or 'White Bouquet'
fc: white
lc: very intense silver
or: One of 2000 seedlings grown by Dr. Michael Dirr in the 1990's. He made a final cut of 30 selections in 1998.
or: Later 6 clones were selected in 1999.
photo, source, history:
Nobleplants.com

Buddleia 'Vashon Skies' (B. davidii x B. fallowiana) (11/03)
ht: 8 ft.
fc: bluish-purple
lc: gray
so, in: Colvos Creek Gardens (online catalog 2003)

Buddleia 'Wattlebird' (B. madagascariensis x B. asiatica)
lc: medium green (RHS 137A) above, gray tomentose below
fc: creamy-white (RHS 4C) becoming orangish-yellow (RHS 17A)
ff: very fragrant
fd: inflor. averages 3.9cm
or: R.J. Cherry 1993 as hybrid

Buddleia 'West Hill' (fallowiana x davidii)(B. fallowiana hort. in part)
ht: to 10 ft. - showing height of parent B. fallowiana which reaches 15 ft.
gr: very vigorous
it: narrow and arching from 20-30cm long
fc: light lilac with orange-yellow center
ff: well scented
bt: generally after the B. davidii clones of similar color
in: Sunningdale of UK c. 1959
or: Earl of Stair of Lochinch Scotland c. 1940

Buddleia x weyeriana (Buddleia x weyerana)(B. davidii x B. globosa)

Buddleia x weyeriana 'Elstead' ('Elstead Hybrid')
fc: light orange with brownish throat

Buddleia x weyeriana 'Flight's Fancy' (11/03)
ns: a listed name from Webbs of Wychbold UK in 2003.

Buddleia x weyeriana 'Golden Glow' ('Golden Globe')
gr: more vigorous in general than other clones
fc: pale yellow tinged lilac becoming orangish-golden yellow

Buddleia x weyeriana 'Honeycomb'
fc: yellow, dark orange eye
lc: medium green
eval:superior to 'Sngold' in larger flowers, better scent, superior form.
or: Dr. Michael Dirr found among 'E.H. Wilson' obtained from Carathes Castle Garden, Scotland
photo, history:
Nobleplants.com

Buddleia x weyeriana 'Moonlight'
fc: light creamy yellow tinged pale lilac to pink with orange throat

Buddleia x weyeriana 'Sungold'
fc: rich golden orange
id: inflor. heads have pointed projections unlike 'Golden Glow'