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Buddleja fallowiana 'Lochinch'

Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja (BUD-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: fallowiana (fal-low-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lochinch

Synonym:Buddleia fallowiana

5 vendors have this plant for sale.

10 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
2 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Clary On May 6, 2010, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

A beautiful and unique buddleia. The growth habit is stately and upright. The leaves are soft and beautifully proportioned. The whole plant, stems included, are very "silver" and contrast with rich green plants in the summer garden. The flowers are a very icy lavender color and the orange eyes just make them glow, especially in twilight. Very aromatic.

There seem to be a few photos in this plant listing that may not be 'Lochinch.' Marilynbeth's pics are very accurate.

More praise for this plant:

I had two davidii butterfly bushes in addition to my lochinch. The past 3 years the davidii became more and more diseased with curling powdery leaves and thin growth (I've noticed this on other butterfly bushes in my region). Even though I cut them to the ground last year the new growth was diseased and so this spring I dug them out. Now I have only the lochinch, which continues to grow and bloom utterly unaffected by disease. I'm very pleased with it and if I had more room I would plant a few more!

Positive Marilynbeth On Jul 29, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Beautiful color of the flowers and leaves! Planted last year.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Buddleia fallowiana 'Lochinch' BUTTERFLY BUSH Dec (z7) (Fra,Bfly,Hon)
The undersides of the wide, gray-grn leaves are covered with white, woolly hairs on this tender med-sized shrub, but that doesn't keep the butter-flies from enjoying the long clusters of fragrant lilac-blue fls.S/M

Positive alicewho On Nov 20, 2006, alicewho from North Augusta, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is one of my favorites, seems to bloom longer then all the other Buddleja I grow, and the silvery foliage is a nice contrast.

Negative sharonmi On Jul 27, 2006, sharonmi from Westland, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant grew for 4 years in my yard, and I just loved it's rounded shape and silvery foliage. However, this past winter was wet and wild (back to normal) and the lochinch never appeared at all this year. I"ve replaced it with nanho blue, hopefully hardier.

Neutral lmelling On Oct 14, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

I purchased a collection of 6 butterfly bushes from Springhill nurseries in early spring. Of the 6 tiny plants I received, only the Lochinch, and Potter's Purple seem to have thrived and bloomed, although all received similar locations and care. The rest - honeycomb, pink delight, harlequin and royal red appear stunted and I don't know if they will survive their first winter here. I am pleased with the two noted above, however.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Prescott, Arizona
Long Beach, California
Delmar, Delaware
Davenport, Florida
Deltona, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Barnesville, Georgia
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Hebron, Kentucky
Wayland, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Ithaca, New York
Cary, North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Jonesville, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Crossville, Tennessee
Bellaire, Texas
Canyon, Texas
Liberty Hill, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Canvas, West Virginia

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