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Buddleia davidii Harlequin * Variegated Butterfly Bush

Buddleia Harlequin brings interest to the garden even when it is not in bloom with the contrasting variegation in the leaves. Variegated Butterfly Bush has a weeping aspect compared to the other Buddleia davidii cultivars. Otherwise the growth habit of Buddleia Harlequin is quite like the others. The white margin of the leaves stands out quite nicely even when the plants are not in bloom. Buddleia Harlequin will grow to 6-8 feet and maybe a little more in a good location. The rich purple Buddleia Halequin flowers are very fragrant. The Buddleia's can be kept blooming by deadheading or cutting the flowers. This can become quite a task on a 10 foot bush. Unfortunately the flowers do not readily drop on their own and must be trimmed off for the plants to look their best.

Buddleia Harlequin attracts the Monarch, Gulf Fritillary, Pale Tiger Swallowtail, Western Tiger Swallowtail, Red Admiral, Mournful Duskywing, and Umber Skipper Butterfly and is a great choice for a butterfly or hummingbird garden in a hot Summer climate.

Buddleia Harlequin, Variegated Butterfly Bush

Flowers and foliage of Buddleia Harlequin Harlequin Butterfly Bush. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants in the Buddleia genus featured on this site:
Buddleia davidii Black Knight * Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Blue Ribbon * Blue Ribbon Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Color Crush * Color Crush Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Harlequin * Harlequin Variegated Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Lochinch * Lochinch Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Miss Molly * Miss Molly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Nanho Purple * Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Pink Delight * Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii White Profusion * White Profusion Butterfly Bush
Buddleia lindleyana * Weeping Butterfly Bush
Buddleia marrubifolia * Woolly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia weyeriana Honeycomb * Honeycomb Butterfly Bush