PODARAS BUDDLEJA HYBRIDS

Peter Podaras in the USA has developed a large number of sterile or low-fertility hybrids in recent years: first at Cornell University (NY) with the Flutterby series marketed by Ball Ornamentals; then later at Hines Nurseries (CA) with cultivars named Hinebud. These are mostly hybrids of various species often requiring several generations to achieve the end result. Most are fully hardy and many have been selected for a very diminutive size. They are all patented in the USA and have Plant Breeders' Rights in Europe. Many have different names according to location so the official cultivar names (Podaras# or Hinebud#) are shown for clarity. The seed parent is shown first and the pollen parent second.

There are so many that they merit a separate page although not all culitvars are available in Europe. When I am able to acquire and assess these plants I will add photos and review their garden performance in the UK.

Hinebud Hybrids

Hinebud1: Lavender Veil syn. Dreaming Lavender
The female parent is a complex hybrid of Buddleia davidii×Buddleia alternifolia×Buddleia caryopterifolia×Buddleia lindleyana×Buddleia crispa. The male parent is a hybrid of (Buddleia davidii×Buddleia alternifolia) × Buddleia davidii.

Hinebud2: Purple Splendor syn. Splendor Purple
The female parent is a complex hybrid of Buddleia davidii×Buddleia alternifolia×Buddleia caryopterifolia×Buddleia lindleyana×Buddleia crispa. The male Buddleia parent is (Buddleia davidii×B. alternifolia)×B. davidii known as ‘Podaras #12’

Hinebud3: Angel White syn. Dreaming White
Pedigree not availble.

Hinebud4: Dreaming Purple
Pedigree not availble.


Flutterby Hybrids

Divided into four series according to size and growth habit.


Flutterby Grande: large hybrids

Buddleia Flutterby Grande™ Vanilla (Podaras#1)
Buddleja weyeriana `Honeycomb` X unnamed selection of Buddleja davidii,

Buddleia Flutterby Grande™ Sweet Marmalade (Podaras#2)
Buddleja crispa X Buddleja marrubiifolia.

Buddleia Flutterby Grande™ Tangerine Dream (Podaras#3)
Buddleja marrubiifolia X Buddleja alternifolia

Buddleia Flutterby Grande™ Blueberry Cobbler (Podaras#4)
Buddleja weyeriana `Honeycomb` x (Buddleja marrubiifolia × (Buddleja davidii × Buddleja crispa)).

Buddleia Flutterby Grande™ Peach Cobbler (Podaras#5)
Buddleja weyeriana 'Sungold' X Buddleja 'Pink Delight'


Flutterby: Medium-small hybrids

Buddleia Flutterby™ Peace (Podaras#6)
Buddleja davidii X Buddleja alternifolia

Buddleia Flutterby™ Pink (Podaras#9)
Cross of unnamed selections of Buddleja davidii

Buddleia Flutterby™ Lavender (Podaras#11)
(Buddleja davidii X Buddleja alternifolia) x (Buddleja davidii X Buddleja alternifolia)

Available in the UK from Seiont Nurseries (wholesale).

Flutterby Lavender

Flutterby Pink


Flutterby Flow: spreading habit

Buddleia Flutterby Flow™ Mauve Pink (Podaras#7)
Cross of unnamed selections of Buddleja davidii.
Note that this plant was mistakingly sold as Flutterby (Free Petite) Dark Pink by Suttons Seeds (UK) in 2013.

Buddleia Flutterby Flow™ Lavender (Podaras#12) syn. Buddleja davidii Free Petite Lavender Flow
(Buddleja davidii × Buddleja alternifolia) X Buddleja davidii


Flutterby Flow Mauve Pink


Flutterby Petite: very small and compact

Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Blue Heaven (Podaras#8) syn. Buddleja davidii Free Petite® Blue Heaven
Buddleja davidii × Buddleja alternifolia (F2 resulting from self=pollination)

Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven

Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Dark Pink (Podaras#10) syn. Buddleja davidii Free Petite Dark Pink
(Buddleja davidii×Buddleja alternifolia) x (Buddleja davidii×Buddleja alternifolia)

Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Tutti Fruitti Pink (Podaras#13) syn. Buddleja davidii Free Petite® Tutti Fruitti
(Buddleja davidii X Buddleja alternifolia) X Buddleja davidii

Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Fuchsia (Podaras#14)
(Buddleja davidii×Buddleja alternifolia) X Buddleja davidii

Left: Several Flutterby Petite cultivars are sold as Buddleja davidii Free Petite® in Europe, for example Podaras#10 Petite Dark Pink.

Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Snow White (Podaras#15) syn. Buddleja davidii Free Petite® Snow White
(Buddleja davidii X Buddleja alternifolia) X Buddleja davidii

Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Pink (Podaras#16)
(Buddleja davidii X Buddleja alternifolia) X (Buddleja davidii X Buddleja alternifolia)

Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Bubble Bath Pink (Podaras#17)
Pedigree not availble.

Flutterby Petite Snow White



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