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 (bŭd′lē-ə, bŭd-lē′ə)
[New Latin, after Adam Buddle (died 1715), British botanist.]


(Plants) any ornamental shrub of the genus Buddleia, esp B. davidii, which has long spikes of mauve flowers and is frequently visited by butterflies: family Buddleiaceae. Also called: butterfly bush
[C19: named after A. Buddle (died 1715), British botanist]


(bʌdˈli ə, ˈbʌd li ə)

n., pl. -ias.
any tropical shrub of the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having lance-shaped leaves and clusters of showy flowers. Also called butterfly bush.
[< New Latin (Linnaeus), after Adam Buddle (d. 1715), English botanist; see -ia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buddleia - tropical shrub having clusters of white or violet or yellow flowers
genus Buddleia - shrubs or trees of warm regions
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems


[ˈbʌdlɪə] Nbudleia f
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If you are looking for an easy to grow, reliable bush, particularly along a boundary then buddleia should be on the list.
It has all the advantages of a standard buddleia with an abundance of fragrant flowers throughout the summer months but only grows to a height of 60-80cm.
It seemed a shame to disturb it as I walked down the garden, but it quickly fluttered off to join others feeding on buddleia, alongside small tortoiseshells and commas.
Peer over any garden wall in late summer and the chances are you'll see the purple spikes of buddleia in bloom, with butterflies showing a keen interest in the flowers' nectar.
IF YOU want a reliable, tall shrub which produces beautiful banana-shaped blooms in late summer, look no further than the buddleia.
In the shrub border buddleia davidii is simply the best butterfly bush - it attracts red admiral, small tortoiseshell and most other butterflies.
Summer fragrance will be produced by Buddleia davidii, called butterfly bush because its nectar lures butterflies to the panicles of flowers.
Shrubs that flower on new wood should be pruned back hard such as dogwoods and buddleia.
They reckon they need about 1,500 Buddleia plants to complete the maze.
Buddleia, hawthorn, wild sweet pea, lupin, foxgloves, poppies, my beloved dog daisies, ragwort, meadowsweet, rosebay willowherb and a dozen or so little gems I have not yet identified.
PRUNE early summer-flowering shrubs like philadelphus, deutzia, weigela, kolkwitzia and Buddleia globosa immediately after flowering.
Buddleia and sedums are brilliant for feeding butterflies and if you allow a nettle or two to thrive you'll provide them with a place to breed too and support the hungry caterpillars.