Buddleja 'Podaras9' = Flutterby Pink

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Buddleja hybrid
Cultivar 'Podaras9' = Flutterby Pink
Origin P. Podaras, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

Buddleja 'Podaras9', selling name Flutterby Pink, is a sterile hybrid cultivar raised by Peter Podaras whilst at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and patented in 2011. Flutterby Pink was derived from the crossing of two unnamed, unknown selections of Buddleja davidii. [1]


Flutterby Pink makes a small shrub with an upright growing habit. Growing to a maximum height and spread of 1.2 × 1.5 m, the shrub bears compound terminal and axillary panicles about 8 cm long by 5 cm wide, each comprising around 250 faintly fragrant pale purple-violet flowers. The flowers emerge in spring and persist until the first frosts of the fall. The opposite, elliptic to lanceolate leaves are about 9 cm long by 3 cm wide, lanulose above and below. [2] [1][3]


In the UK, several specimens were introduced to the NCCPG national collection at the Longstock Park Nursery near Stockbridge in 2012. The shrub is reputedly hardy to - 29° C. [4]


Released in 2011, the cultivar has yet to appear in literature. The only references (2012) are the US patent given, and photograph from a nursery website.

  1. ^ United States Patent Office.(2011). United States Patent no. PP22,065, Buddleja plant named 'Podaras#9'.