Buddleia (Buddleja) weyerana

butterfly bush

This plant attracts the following butterflies:

Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, Speckled Wood

5 memorable images of 2003:

thumbnail link Small Tortoiseshell. August 2.

thumbnail link Speckled Wood. September 5.

thumbnail link Small White. August 21.

thumbnail link Small Tortoiseshell. August 17.

thumbnail link Comma. September 24.


I bought a Buddleia weyerana 'Sungold' in the spring of 2000. It is a cross between the davidii and globosa forms. It has orange flowers like globosa, but with the shape of davidii flowers. I had one of these plants in my Wiltshire garden. It flowered from August 1 until December 15 1999.

I have 3 of these shrubs in my Cirencester garden and they do not look happy. I think that they don't like the poor conditions and probably need more care. The plant in the Wiltshire garden grew much bigger than any of these and attracted more butterflies.

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Plant Type: shrub

The label says "Long slender panicles of ball shaped heads, orange-yellow in colour. Full sun. Prune hard in March"

Flowers in August and continues until bad weather in December.

Height: 6-10ft (2-3m)

This page last updated June 30, 2004