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botanical name:
Buddleja davidii 'Santana'
Buddleja davidii 'Santana' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Butterfly bush
synonyms:  Buddleja davidii 'Thia'
family:  Buddlejaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 2.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Distinctive form with variegated leaves of green with broad, irregular, yellow margins. Reddish purple flower spikes in late summer. Slower growing than most varieties.

cultivation:
Very tolerant of poor conditions. Best in well drained soil and full sun.

Prune hard to control size, shape and encourage fresh flowering growth. Best done in early spring, but additional partial pruning can be done after flowering in autumn to prevent winter wind damage.

propagation:
By cuttings.

usage:
Attractive to butterflies.

other notes:
Sport of Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'. Introduced by Blakedown Nurseries, UK.

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