Buddleja is native to northwestern China and Japan. Buddleia is a shrub that every butterfly gardener should have in their garden. Also called summer lilac, the medium- to large-sized shrubs can anchor a perennial bed or form a hedge.
The species are commonly known as Butterfly Bush due to their attractiveness to butterflies. They are also attractive to bees and humming birds. The flowers of the plant are showy, 4" to 10" long upright or nodding racemes. The common colour is lilac with orange in the throat. It is available in pink, red, purple, and white as well. The bloom time is from mid to late summer until frost. The flowers of many cultivars are sweetly fragrant and easy to grow making this a very popular plant for many gardens