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Buddleja Adam's Blue - 40/60cm, 10lt

Buddleja Adam's Blue - 40/60cm, 10lt

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Buddleja Adonis Blue, or Butterfly Bush Adonis Blue, is a hybrid raised by Elizabeth Keep in 1983. It’s a medium-sized, vigorous, fast-growing, deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub with bushy habit and arching stems. Its leaves are long, lance-shaped, green or grey-green with greyish, felted undersides. Large clusters of tiny, fragrant flowers in unique shade of vibrant dark blue, with orange-yellow centres, bloom in summer and early autumn. Very attractive to butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Buddleja Adonis Blue is easily grown. It prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun. It tolerates partial shade but it becomes weedy and sparse, with much less flowers. It is resistant to drought, generally pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance and slightly salt tolerant. May die to the ground in cold winters but emerge again in spring. Buddleja Adonis Blue is best grown in informal, cottage, and wildlife gardens. It is perfect for a foundation shrub, an accent plant, or as a background in beds and borders.
  • Common Name

    Butterfly Bush Adonis Blue

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    hybrid, England

  • Flower

    large clusters of tiny, fragrant flowers in unique shade of vibrant dark blue, with orange-yellow centres

  • Foliage

    long, lance-shaped, green or grey-green with greyish, felted undersides

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, spreading, arching

Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period


summer, autumn


spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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