Hardy Hybrids

Flutterby Flow® Lavender

The Flutterby® Series of Buddleja have been bred to be sterile and produce no seed so are non invasive. The cultivars are compact and mound forming in growth producing lavender flowers through early to late summer. Great for basket plantings.

Over the past 20 years well over 150 new hybrids have come to the market, many raised in the USA.
More of these introductions will be planted in the collection this year. Currently this plant is available for sale in the plant centre but has not been assessed for reliability, hardness, habit and flowering.

The description is taken from the marketing agents’ promotion material and has not been verified by the collection holder.



The Flutterby series of Buddleja were developed by Peter Podaras in the USA at Cornell University, New York and are marketed by Ball Ornamentals. This series also have sterility or low fertility. A hybrid created from Buddleja davidii X Buddleja alternifolia) x (Buddleja davidii X Buddleja alternifolia).



  • Flower Colour: Lavender
  • Habit: Compact
  • Eventual height: 60cm (2ft) Width: 90cm (3ft)
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Leaf colour: Pale green
  • Flowering: Early to late summer
  • Fragrance: Fragrant
  • Situation: Prefers full sun
  • Wildlife: Attracts bees

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B231

All details of our collection are held on the main Plant Heritage database including plant name, accession number, date of accession and plant source.


  • Genus Buddleja
  • Hybrid Flutterby Flow® Lavender 'Podaras 12' EU
  • Category Hardy Hybrid
  • Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the agent

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