Common name: Butterfly Bush
Botanical name: Buddleja or Buddleia
Season: Summer, autumn, and spring
Named after 17th Century botanist and taxonomist Adam Buddle “butterfly bush” are more commonly recognised as bushes but a few of the taller varieties qualify as trees.
These fragrant plants attract butterflies, bees and moths and so are often seen gracing the landscape of butterfly gardens. They vary in form and shape but are mostly a cluster of small blooms which come together to create a tubular shape ending in berry like buds.
Available in an abundance of colours including reddish purple, dark purple, pure pink and orange and yellows, they add gorgeous texture, scent and form to floral arrangements.