Buddleja hybrid 'Evil Ways'

Evil Ways Butterfly Bush

Flower and leaves

Flower and leaves


Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Buddleja

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: 4' tall and 5' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Yellow foliage and dark purple flowers on a compact plant. Deer resistant. Attractive to bees and butterflies.


Introduced by Sean Hogan from a seedling at his nursery, probably of Buddleja x 'Santana'.


My Experience: 

I received a cutting from a friend and rooted it in the conservatory over the winter of 2010 to 2011. I planted it on the edge of the 'Abelias And More' garden in spring. It seemed to stuggle in summer but gained in size. Only two or three flowers in 2011. Bloomed and grew well in summer 2012.

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