Since its introduction in 1942, buddleja davidii 'Royal Red' has become one of the most successful buddleja cultivars of all time. The clusters of deep red/purple flowers can grow up to an impressive 50cm long creating a beautiful contrast with the characteristic buddleja grey/green leaves. Hard pruning in spring will keep the plant in shape and produce the most impressive blooms.
Also known as the 'butterfly bush', the honey scented buddleja flowers are very atttractive and beneficial to wildlife, particularly to butterflies. A fabulous addition to the back of a sunny border, with its dramatic, fragrant flowers held high above surrounding plants. A very easy top grow, low maintenance shrub that will grow in almost any soil type in an open, sunny position.
Buddleja 'Royal Red' goes well with Asters, Veronicastrum, Echinops, Sidalcea, and tall grasses.