Buddleja officinalis

Pale Butterfly Bush

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Description

This species is endemic to west Hubei, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in China. It was first discovered in 1875 by a surgeon in the Russian army and introduced to western cultivation in 1908. It blooms heavily in winter through early spring and is attractive to butterflies. The blooms are fragrant lilac-mauve flowers with orange throats in twelve inch panicles. The leaves are gray-green with gray wool underneath. It grows to a maximum height of eight feet with full sun.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
January - February, November - December
Bloom Color
Red
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
8 - 10