Buddleja 'Pink Delight'

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Buddleja hybrid
Buddleja 'Pink Delight' panicle.jpg
'Pink Delight', Longstock Park, UK
Cultivar 'Pink Delight'
Origin Horticultural Research Institute, Boskoop, Netherlands

Buddleja 'Pink Delight' is a hybrid cultivar raised by the Horticultural Research Institute in Boskoop, Netherlands, in 1986 from the crossing B. davidii 'Fascination' × B. davidii var. nanhoensis 'Alba' × B. 'West Hill'.[1][2] Accorded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (record 673) in 1993 (reaffirmed 2010),[3][4] 'Pink Delight' has become one of the most successful buddleja cultivars ever released and is still regarded as among the best pink-flowered varieties.[5]

Description[edit]

'Pink Delight' is a vigorous shrub growing to a height of 2 m (6 ft 7 in) if hard-pruned annually, distinguished by its large, dense, conical panicles, < 30 cm long, of fragrant pink flowers, complemented by silvery grey foliage.[5][6]

Cultivation[edit]

'Pink Delight' is widely and commonly cultivated in the USA and Europe. Hardiness: RHS H5, USDA zones 6–9.[5]

Synonymy[edit]

  • Buddleja 'Pink Perfection'
  • Buddleja davidii 'Pink Perfection'

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hatch, L. (2007). Cultivars of Woody Plants. Vol. 1 (A-G) 2007 Edition. TCR Press Horticultural PDF. books.
  2. ^ Sanders, C. (2012). The air's buzzing with buddleias (sic). The Garden, September 2012. 56–60. Royal Horticultural Society.
  3. ^ Royal Horticultural Society (2010).Trials Report 2008–2010 Buddleja davidii and its close hybrids. Trials Office, The Royal Horticultural Society Garden, Wisley.
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Buddleja 'Pink Delight'". Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Stuart, D. (2006). Buddlejas. RHS Plant Collector Guide. Timber Press, Oregon. ISBN 978-0-88192-688-0
  6. ^ Moore, P. (2012). Buddleja List 2011-2012 Longstock Park Nursery. Longstock Park Nursery, UK.