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.
Hinebud1: Lavender Veil syn. Dreaming Lavender
Hinebud2: Purple Splendor syn. Splendor Purple
Hinebud3: Angel White syn. Dreaming White
Hinebud4: Dreaming Purple
Dreaming Orange (shown right): An inter-generic hybrid of Gomphostigma virgatum and Buddjea marrubiifolia.
Flutterby Grande: large hybrids
Buddleia Flutterby Grande™ Vanilla (Podaras#1)
Buddleia Flutterby Grande™ Sweet Marmalade (Podaras#2)
Buddleia Flutterby Grande™ Tangerine Dream (Podaras#3)
Buddleia Flutterby Grande™ Blueberry Cobbler (Podaras#4)
Buddleia Flutterby Grande™ Peach Cobbler (Podaras#5)
Flutterby: Medium-small hybrids
Buddleia Flutterby™ Peace (Podaras#6)
Buddleia Flutterby™ Pink (Podaras#9)
Buddleia Flutterby™ Lavender (Podaras#11)
Available in the UK from Seiont Nurseries (wholesale).
Flutterby Flow: spreading habit
Buddleia Flutterby Flow™ Mauve Pink (Podaras#7)
Buddleia Flutterby Flow™ Lavender (Podaras#12) syn. Buddleja davidii Free Petite Lavender Flow
Flutterby Flow Mauve Pink
Flutterby Petite: very small and compact
Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Blue Heaven (Podaras#8) syn. Buddleja davidii Free Petite® Blue Heaven
Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven
Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Dark Pink (Podaras#10) syn. Buddleja davidii Free Petite Dark Pink
Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Tutti Fruitti Pink (Podaras#13) syn. Buddleja davidii Free Petite® Tutti Fruitti
Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Fuchsia (Podaras#14)
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
Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Pink (Podaras#16)
Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Bubble Bath Pink (Podaras#17)
Flutterby Petite Snow White