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Buddleia davidii 'Dartmoor'
Common Name: Butterfly Bush Family: Buddleiaceae (The Butterfly Bush Family)

Buddleia davidii 'Dartmoor'
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This fantastic butterfly bush has giant clusters of warm purple flowers that dwarf all other cultivars. The plant that was to become 'Dartmoor' was found in Devon in 1971 by Mr. Hayles, a retired gardener. Walking with his wife he spied an unusual buddleja flowering on the edge of a ravine. With his trustworthy wife clinging onto him, Hayles valiantly reached down to collect a few branches. 'Dartmoor' was released to the gardening public just a few years later.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Found in rocky riverside habitats between 1300 - 2600m. Waste places, often on brick walls, cliffs or roadsides.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height10-15'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread8-10'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Loves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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