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