Buddlejaceae. Discovered by Hooker in 1849, he declared it ‘the handsomest of all Himalayan shrubs’. It makes a large deciduous shrub or small tree. The flowers are among the largest of any in the genus, and appear in June.
It is a bit on the tender side especially when young and would benefit from planting in a mild garden or up against a wall. It can only be reliably grown outdoors along the West Coast.
Ht. 6m. Himalayas. **