Hardy Hybrids

Free Petite® Blue Heaven

The Free Petite® series of Buddleja have been bred for their compact size, maximum height 70cms and their long flowering season from early summer to the first frosts of autumn. As the cultivars are sterile, no seed is produced so the plants are non invasive. Ideal for growing in a patio pot.



The Free Petite 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. This hybrid was created from Buddleja davidii × Buddleja alternifolia (an F2 resulting from self pollination).



  • Flower Colour: Lavender-blue
  • Habit: Compact
  • Eventual height: 70cm (2ft)
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering: Early summer to first frosts
  • Fragrance:
  • Situation: Prefers full sun
  • Wildlife:

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B208

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 Free Petite® Blue Heaven 'Podaras 8' EU41026
  • Category Hardy Hybrid
  • Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the agent

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