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Buddleja 'Podaras11' = Flutterby Lavender

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Buddleja 'Podaras11' = Flutterby Lavender
Cultivar  'Podaras11' = Flutterby Lavender
Origin  P. Podaras, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

Buddleja 'Podaras11', selling name Flutterby Lavender, is a sterile hybrid cultivar raised by Peter Podaras whilst at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and patented in 2011. Flutterby Lavender was derived from the crossing Buddleja alternifolia × Buddleja davidii.

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Description

Flutterby Lavender makes a small shrub with a broad, outwardly-spreading habit creating a wide, inverted triangle shape. Growing to a maximum of 1.2 × 1.2 m, the shrub bears compound terminal and axillary panicles about 7.5 cm long by 4.6 cm wide, comprising around 130 faintly fragrant pale-violet flowers. The flowers emerge in spring and persist until the first frosts of the fall. The opposite, elliptic to oblanceolate leaves are about 8 cm long by 3 cm wide, lanulose above and below.

Cultivation

The shrub is reputedly hardy to −29° C.

References

Buddleja 'Podaras11' = Flutterby Lavender Wikipedia


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