Buddleja davidii 'Purple Friend'

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Buddleja davidii
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'Purple Friend', Longstock Park, UK
Cultivar 'Purple Friend'
Origin The Lavender Garden, Tetbury, UK

Buddleja davidii 'Purple Friend' is a British cultivar raised by Andrew Bullock of The Lavender Garden, Tetbury, and introduced to commerce in 2002. [1] The shrub was named by Natasha Bellamy as a 'good Purple Friend' for Butterflies.[1]


'Purple Friend' is a compact, small shrub growing to a height of 1.2 m and bearing relatively short (10–15 cm) panicles of deep-purple flowers complemented by grey-green foliage. [1]


'Purple Friend' is only cultivated in the UK. The shrub is grown as part of the NCCPG national collection held by the Longstock Park Nursery, near Stockbridge, Hampshire. [2] Hardiness: USDA zones 5–9. [1]


  1. ^ a b c Stuart, D. D. (2006). Buddlejas. RHS Plant Collector Guide. Timber Press, Oregon. ISBN 978-0-88192-688-0
  2. ^ Moore, P. (2012). Buddleja List 2011-2012 Longstock Park Nursery. Longstock Park Nursery.