Buddleja auriculata (Weeping sage)
Origin: South Africa
Location: South Glasshouse border
B. auriculata is an evergreen shrub to 3m, with lance-shaped, dark green leaves, white beneath, and small orange-centred, white flowers in dense panicles in autumn and winter. The flowers are strongly fragrant with a scent which has been compared to Chanel No. 5. It is not hardy below -10 °C, so best grown against a south-facing wall. In the UK, the shrub is often planted as a source of nectar for late butterflies and bees.
Thanks to Maggie Gowland for photographs.