Buddleja Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven ('Podaras No 8') (PBR)

butterfly bush Free Petite

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Buy Buddleja Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven ('Podaras No 8') (PBR) butterfly bush Free Petite: New, compact and free-flowering

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This compact new shrub is perfect if space is limited, but you still want an impressive display that will last for several months. Excellent too for the patio, or the front of a sunny border, its arching branches are laden with clusters of blue flowers from midsummer and these are irresistible to butterflies.

  • Garden care: To keep it compact, prune back hard in March removing all of the previous year's growth to three or four buds.

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Ideal for a small space


Just like its big brother in flower form but small and compact. Flowered well in its first season.

Jack the grower





Bought last year and didn't do much. Pruned according to instructions in early spring and it responded very well. It grew to a lovely rounded bush about 70 to 80 cm in diameter before starting to flower mid July. As of now (nearly the end of September) it is still flowering. Bees and butterflies love it and it has a lovely sweet smell. I would definitely buy again.

Purple polly

South of Scotland


I would buy this product again


I am trying to attract wildlife life into my garden, this plant fitted the bill.

Not Percy Thrower



Gorgeous plant with wonderful scent


Bought this buddleja almost a year ago and potted it. It flowered last year and this year it has really come into its own. I am sitting on the patio and the scent is filling my small garden, i can't get enough of it. Thanks Crocus.




I would buy this agaih


Fabulous plant, flowered all summer until the first frost, great for the front of the border.

No nickname



Butterfly magnet


Attracts the butterflies and is a bright splash of colour. Chosen for a 'stump' flower bed made on the top of old oak tree stump. This was for the centre. Has worked really well. Written this review 8 months after the purchase. Crocus is my 'go to' supplier of confidence.

Bees in my bonnet



Lovely Buddleja for the patio


Perfect in a decorative pot. As with all Buddlejas the butterflies were attracted to this plant. Safely through a hard winter, responded well to being cut back and is now going away strongly. The packaging was fantastic, the plant arrived in great condition.




It looks nice but...


Okay. It cannot be me? I have bought a number of Crocus products and at least two have simply failed to grow. I considered the Prince Charles tactic of mumbling sweet sentiments to them but zilch. This plant remains the same size as when I removed it from the box.

Howie G.



The butterflies and bees loved this plant last summer


I bought 2 of these Buddleja plants one blue and one pink. They arrived looking healthy but quite small and I didn't expect much in their first year. However they were the absolute stars of the garden border. Constantly in flower and really grew at a fast pace. The butterflies and bees loved them and they had a lovely delicate but sweet smell. I kept on deadheading them and the flowers kept coming for months. I even moved one while in flower as it was blocking another plant and it did not bother it at all. I bought loads of plants last year as I started a new garden. I used several suppliers and some of their plants performed well and others not so much. But every single plant I have ever bought from Crocus has been strong and healthy and outperformed all the others . They are now my go to plant supplier.

Marie Berry



I will buy this plant again


A lovely plant


Mid Sussex



4.8 13


G'day, Wanting to buy for a friend who lives in Shildon with lotsa wind, snow and frosts. Assume then it's best in a pot so it can be moved to a sheltered spot (eg, hot-house?) for winter? I noted your pic of this 'Budd' in the terracotta pot. It doesn't look too flash in comparison to the others. Has it just been sheared for March? It looks more 'upright' than the other pics. Lastly, could you plant 2 colours in one pot? I want to send them with a butterfly hotel. Thanks


Hello, These plants are fully hardy, so should be left outside in Shildon throughout the winter - although I would advise planting more than one in each pot as there will be too much competition for space, water and nutrients. As for the picture of the plant in the terracotta pot, this was just taken earlier in the year before the flowers have fully developed and started weighing down the branches. I hope this helps,


Hi, Bought Budleja Free Petite Blue Heaven last summer and it was doing really well in large pot. Pruned lightly after very cold spring. Seemed ok and is now flowering but leaves curling at tip and some turning yellow. Not looking great. What can I do? Does it need feed?


Hello, If it has not been fed yet, then it will certainly help, but I suspect the plant needs more water.


Would it be ok to plant this in a smallish raised bed? Also, an Acer which I wanted next to it? It doesn't need to grow to its fullest height. Thank you.


Hello, Provided there is a good amount of soil for the roots to grow into, then yes, it should be fine. As for the Acer, it really depends on which one you opt for as some are much larger than others, but even the smaller ones will need to be able to develop a decent root ball.


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