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Buddleja Royal Red

  • Catalogue Code 5140-5132
  • Pack Contents: 1x 9cm Potted Shrub

Buddleja davidii ‘Royal Red’, also known as the Butterfly Bush, produces spikes of honey-scented, dark red, almost purple flowers, on top of arching stems from midsummer. These flowers are loved by butterflies and other nectar feeding insects and so is the perfect choice for a wildflower garden. ‘Royal Red’ is an excellent variety because it produces some of the biggest flowers of all the davidii species sometime up to 50cm long especially if pruned hard during spring. The foliage is also attractive, turning a butter-yellow during autumn. A wonderful specimen plant which will flower for a long period of time if dead headed regularly.

Planting

Dig a hole large and deep enough to take the plant’s root ball.

Gently tap the plant out of its pot without disturbing the soil around the roots.

Position the plant in the hole so the plant’s crown is level with the surface and sits at the same depth as it was in the pot; make sure the roots are in direct contact with the soil.

Backfill with the excavated soil, enriched with humus-rich garden compost and firm in gently.

Water to settle the soil around the roots.

 

Aftercare Deadhead spent flowers to encourage more to take their place.

Watering: Water regularly in the first few weeks after planting and then make sure the plants are kept moist in dry spell; but don’t overwater.  Plants will send their roots down in search of moisture as they grow.

Feeding:  Give plants a boost if necessary with a handful of granular feed hoed into the soil in spring.

Pruning: Every year in early spring prune buddleja hard back to a strong bud low down on the plant. This will keep the plants manageable and encourage plenty of new flowers.

Protect: Keep pests and disease at bay with our range of bug killers and fungicides.

Height
Height 2m /7ft

Features

  • Hardy Perennial - sow indoors or on a seedbed (April-June); transplant later to flower for many seasons
  • Will flower well in full sun

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Flowers
29-Jun-2016
Rating:4

good condition of the plant

11-Jun-2016
Rating:5

As Above

25-Apr-2015
Rating:2

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