Buddleia Pink Delight is also known as Buddleja 'Pink Delight' or Butterfly Bush
One of the most striking of the newer Buddleia cultivars, Buddleja Pink Delight is a beautiful, deciduous shrub bearing tall conical flowers are in fact a mass of tiny flower panicles. These emerge from the very end of this year's branches. Known as the Butterfly Bush, Buddleia Pink Delight will attract winged beauties from miles around, settling gently on the flowers to feed on the nectar, it is a wonderful sight.
A prolific flowerer, Buddleja Pink Delight has a beautiful compact shape, with silvery leaves that turn a softer green as the season develops, reaching an overall height and width of circa 3-4 metres. The size and shape can easily be managed by pruning in early Spring, the coming season's flowers are produced on this years growth. We normally prune down to around a foot in March but if you prefer a taller bush then just cut down to around 2-3 feet and shape to your requirements.
To achieve the best show of blooms, plant Buddleias in full sun in a sheltered spot and deadhead the flowers as they start to fade, this is an essential task if you want to lengthen the growing period.
Buddleja Pink Delight can be grown in partial shade but they will seriously thrive in full sun and as with most Buddleia's, will tolerate most kinds of soil as long as it is moist and well drained.
Pink Delight is so very easy to grow and will reward you with a stunning display in August. The flower spikes are also a favourite for cut flowers and the light fragrance and elegant colour is delightful when displayed in a tall vase or as part of a bouquet.
Their spiky, architectural shape makes them an excellent addition to the border especially in colour themed designs and cottage gardens. The light contrast between the silver foliage and pink spires look fabulous in a contemporary town garden garden.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit - a good sign this will perform well in UK gardens.