With its abundant spires of honey-scented flowers, this plant is a must-have for the wildlife garden.Buy Buddleia Here!
Although it is not native to Britain, the nectar-rich flowers of these plants are a magnet for British butterflies and moths and can attract up to 22 native species. There are now compact varieties more suitable for smaller gardens and these can also be grown in large containers. These plants are fully hardy and will enjoy coastal condition so make a perfect specimen for the seaside or wildlife garden.
Buddleias should be planted alongside other plants that can sustain butterflies and their caterpillars. Care should be taken to deadhead these shrubs after flowering to prevent them from spreading into unwanted parts of the garden or into natural landscapes nearby.