Hever Castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn who was
queen of England in the 1500's and was beheaded by King Henry the 8th.
Today this historic castle is the home of a marvelous English garden and
this beautiful butterfly bush.
Hever Castle Butterfly Bush has a wonderful arching habit similar
to one of its parents, Buddleia
alternifolia. The fragrant lilac colored blooms with their deep
orange throat cover the branches in early spring before other
Butterfly Bushes make their
In colder zones, the plant may die
back to the ground. In these areas, it is best to wait and see what will
return in spring before pruning. In warmer areas where the plants do not
die back, the bush can be pruned for shape after bloom.
Hever Castle Butterfly Bush makes
a great addition to our
8 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Pack.