Common Names: Butterfly-bush, summer lilac, orange eye
Sub-category: Buddlejaceae family
It is widely used as an ornamental plant, and many named varieties are in cultivation. Thus there can be much variation in the flower color and shape, among other features. It is a vigorous shrub with an arching habit, growing to 5 m in height. The pale brown bark becomes deeply fissured with age. The branches are quadrangular in section, the younger shoots covered in a dense indumentum. The opposite lanceolate leaves are 7 to 13 cm long, tomentose beneath when young. The honey-scented lilac to purple inflorescences are terminal panicles, less than 20 cm long. Flowers are perfect (having both male and female parts), hence are hermaphrodite rather than monoecious. Flower colors for various cultivars include pink, dark purple, blue, and white.
Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: White