Royal Red Butterfly Bush
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Royal Red Butterfly Bush
ntroduced Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Royal Red Butterfly Bush
Botanical name: Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'     Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)

Royal Red Butterfly Bush is one of the best Butterfly Bush varieties, valued for its vigor, heavy flowering habit and intense, deeply colored wine-red flowers. This butterfly bush cultivar is a deciduous shrub with an arching, spreading habit which typically grows 6-8 ft tall if not cut back in late winter. Features spike-like 6-14 inches long terminal clusters of magenta-purple flowers. It has Willowy gray-green leaves. Royal Red Butterfly Bush is cultivates in colder parts of India. Flowering: June-September.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Emporium Garden, Kashmir.
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