Just when you thought that the butterfly bush couldn't impress any more, along comes this stunning variety and it's just what gardeners have been waiting for...
Buddleja (Buddleia) Silver anniversary is an absolute gem, with a mound of silver-grey downy leaves and white, frosted-effect flowers with an orange throat - it really stands out in the garden, forming a stunning contrast with other plants in the flower border, where it shines like a silver beacon among the greens
The downy, pointed leaves of this butterfly bush (which also goes by the name of 'Morning Mist') are lightly downy, so very tactile and you can’t help just running your hand over the mound of soft leaves in the spring - it really is a delight to the senses and an exceptional candidate if you're planning a sensory garden.
Buddleias have attracted a lot of negative press recently, but Silver Anniversary is ideal for your garden as it keeps itself to itself with gorgeous, honey-scented, sterile flowers that won't self seed everywhere
Supplied as an established plant in a 12cm (5in) pot, this fully hardy buddleia will not grow more than 1-1.2m (4-5 ft) and is easily pruned back to a more manageable size - Silver Anniversary is easy to grow and a doddle to maintain, so suitable for the most novice of gardeners.
Even if you don't have room in your garden for one of these butterfly magnets, Buddleia silver anniversary makes a stunning gift to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary, so you can give someone else the joy of gardening!