This plant sits in the Scrophulariaceae family, alongside plants like cape fuchsia, nemesia, figwort, and others. There are several types, some deciduous and some evergreen. It is actually a Chinese plant, but it has made itself firmly at home in British gardens since its introduction.Buddleia is popular for many reasons. We mentioned the fact that it is great for attracting butterflies: so much so that the RHS has chosen buddleia as one of its Plants for Pollinators.It also blooms in August, which can be a quiet month in flowering gardens. This makes it appealing to gardeners who want a garden that blooms for as much of the year as possible.