Buddleja/Buddleia hybrid | Butterfly Bush ‘Hever Castle’ (B. alternifolia x B. caryopteridifolia)
‘Hever Castle’ Butterfly Bush is a rare inter-species hybrid cross of Buddleja alternifolia x Buddleja caryopteridifolia discovered at Hever Castle in Kent, England in 1950, which was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn who was queen of England in the 1500’s and was beheaded by King Henry the 8th. Today this historic castle is the home of a marvelous English garden and this beautiful butterfly bush.
Pikei Hever Buddleja is a fast-growing, deciduous shrub that has an upright, loose, stretching habit. The fragrant lilac-pink flowers with an orange eye are held in loose clusters on upright, skinny, arching branches, most similar to its parent, B. alternifolia. Blooms before most other Buddlejas.
The plant may die down to the ground in winter, but comes back from the roots or higher up on the plant once the weather warms up.
Does not set seed/ sterile.
Hever Castle Buddleja received the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1953. Surely a plant for the avid collector!
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 6-8 ft
Mature width- 5-7 ft
Hardiness zones: 6-10
The plant you will receive will be one of these plants or a similar one.
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