Buddleja 'Pink Delight
Description: Long conical spikes of claret buds opening to produce bright pink fragrant flowers with orange eyes July to September. This popular, flowering shrub is perfect for a sunny border attracting butterflies and other beneficial insects into the garden. Fast-growing with silvery foliage that matures to summery pale green turning butter-yellow in autumn.
Few plants shine as brightly in August as the Buddleia, and when butterflies cover the nectar-rich flowers they create a high-summer spectacle and so excellent to bring wildlife into the garden.
Uses: Good among summer herbaceous and excellent in wildlife gardens.
Climate/Position: Full sun
Height/Spread: If pruned annually can be kept to 1.5 - 2 metres otherwise up to 4 metres if unpruned.
Soil Requirements: Any fertile soil must be well drained.
Pruning: Prune back hard in March, removing all of the previous year's growth to three or four buds.
Additional Interest: It was bred at Boskoop Research Station in the Netherlands, became commercially available in 1989, and was awarded an AGM in the RHS trial of 1993. 'Pink Delight' is unique due to its complex hybrid of B. davidii 'Fascinating', B.davidii var.nanhoensis 'Alba' & B. 'West Hill'