Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Buddleja paniculata Wall.

Frost hardy shrub or small tree with opposite, lance-shaped leaves, to 25cm long, downy beneath, and short, terminal, dense racemes of fragrant pink, lavender or mauve flowers, white at the ends of the petals and with an orange throat, in summer.  To 6m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1823, apparently discovered by Dr. Wallich.  ‘Reared by Mr. Moore at the Glasnevin Botanic Garden, from seeds sent by Major Madden, from near Almorah, Western Himalaya, at an elevation of 5500 to 7500 feet above the level of the sea; and a very desirable shrub it proves to be to our gardens, being hardy, like the B. globosa, that is, only requiring protection of a wall, when it bears our winters unharmed, and has the advantage of flowering from the beginning of February until the beginning of May, scenting the atmosphere around with its fragrance.  It has, perhaps, a rather extensve range in Northern India.  We possess specimens (besides those from Major Madden) from Dr. Wallich, its discoverer, gathered at Kamaon (where Messrs. Strachey and Winterbottom also found it), Saharungur and Sermoie; from Simla, Lady Dalhousie (communicated also by the late Mr. Fielding); from Affghanistan, Griffith, n. 613, and from Chibil Tun and Zahree, Scinde, by Dr. Stacks (n. 867).’  [BM t.4793/1854].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.185/1843].


Published Feb 28, 2010 - 09:48 AM | Last updated Feb 28, 2010 - 10:24 AM

Figured are toothed, lance-shaped leaves and upright panicle of small blue flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.4793, 1854.

Buddleja paniculata Wall. | BM t.4793/1854 | BHL

Family Buddlejaceae
Region of origin

Northern India to China

  • Buddleja crispa Benth. 
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Buddlea paniculata 

Confidence level high