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 salvifolia Lam.

Frost hardy. arching, semi-evergreen shrub with sage-like leaves and panicles, to 15cm long, of fragrant, pale lilac-blue flowers in autumn and winter.  To 3m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1760.  [JD].  Jacq. Sch. pl.28/1797-04.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.187/1843].


Published Feb 28, 2010 - 10:35 AM | Last updated Feb 28, 2010 - 10:41 AM

Figured are opposite ovate-lanceolate leaves, whitish beneath and panicles of bluish flowers.  Jacquin Sch. pl.28, 1797-04.

Buddleja salvifolia Lam. | Jacq. Sch. pl.28/1797-04 | BHL

Family Buddlejaceae
Region of origin

Southern Africa

Common Name

South African sage wood

Name in the Camden Park Record

Buddlea salvifolia 

Confidence level high