Buddleja davidii 'Ile de France'

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Buddleja davidii
Buddleja davidii 'Ile de France' panicle.jpg
'Ile de France' panicle on juvenile shrub.
Cultivar 'Ile de France'
Origin Nonin nursery, Chatillon-sous-Bagneux, France

Buddleja davidii 'Ile de France' is one of the older davidii cultivars, a French introduction by Auguste Nonin at Chatillon-sous-Bagneux circa 1930. [1]


'Ile de France' typically grows to a height and spread of 3.0 × 3.0 m. The cultivar is distinguished by its dense, upright, arching growth, and long panicles of deep violet-purple flowers, with yellowish orange throats, however the flowers fade after a few days to a pale lilac. The leaves are an unremarkable green and of average size for the species.[2][3]


'Ile de France' became widely established on both sides of the Atlantic, but is now increasingly rare in the face of the competition from the plethora of new cultivars. In the UK, a specimen is grown as part of the NCCPG national buddleja collection held by the Longstock Park Nursery near Stockbridge, Hampshire. Hardiness: USDA zones 5–9. [1]


  1. ^ a b Stuart, D. D. (2006). Buddlejas. RHS Plant Collector Guide. Timber Press, Oregon. ISBN 978-0-88192-688-0
  2. ^ Hatch, L. (2007). Cultivars of Woody Plants. Vol. 1 (A-G) 2007 Edition. TCR Press Horticultural PDF. books.
  3. ^ Moore, P. (2011). List of Buddleja davidii cultivars held at Longstock Park Nursery, 2011. Longstock Park, UK.