Buddleja cordata subsp. tomentella (Standl.) E.M.Norman

Los Lerios Butterflybush

Leaves in spring

Leaves in spring


Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Buddleja

Parent: Buddleja cordata

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: 6 to 8' tall, 5 to 6' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun


Well-drained soil. Flowers in dense clusters, cream, from summer to autumn. Large, heart-shaped, grey-green leaves. Dies back to the ground in a cold winter. Propagate from cuttings in July and August. Attractive to bees and butterflies.


Originally collected by Yucca-do Nursery near Los Lerios, Cohuila, Mexico.

Published in Gentes Herb. 10(1): 71 in 1967.

Basionym is Buddleja tomentella Standl.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Woodlanders in March 2011 and planted it in the back garden.

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