Buddleja davidii 'Adokeep' (Adonis Blue™)

Adonis Blue™ Butterfly Bush

Form newly planted

Form newly planted


Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Buddleja

Parent: Buddleja davidii

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: 4' tall by 5' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


More compact than the majority of Buddleja davidii. Densely branched. Quite drought tolerant. Dark-blue flowers. Attractive to bees and butterflies.


Part of the English Butterfly Series™ of compact plants developed by Elizabeth Keep of East Malling, England. Proven Winners Plant.

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My Experience: 

Purchased from Nurseries Caroliniana in August 2008 as a 1-gallon and potted up to a 3-gallon until planting in the ground in summer 2010. The plant is smaller than the species but still has an untidy splaying habit. I first planted Adonis Blue in the front garden but decided that it was too unruly and moved it to the back in autumn 2010. It suffered a lot from the transplanting so I cut it way back and it slowly reappeared over the spring and summer 2011. It did not leaf out in spring 2012 and without much remorse I dug it up.

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