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

butterfly bush Free Petite

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3 litre pot £17.99 £14.39
available to order from summer
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Buy Buddleja Free 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 irrisistible to butterflies.

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

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I would buy this agaih

5

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

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Lincoln

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Butterfly magnet

5

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.

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Chichester

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Lovely Buddleja for the patio

5

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.

Ally

Nottingham

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It looks nice but...

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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.

Lancashire

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The butterflies and bees loved this plant last summer

5

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

Manchester

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I will buy this plant again

5

A lovely plant

J9

Mid Sussex

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Perfect little buddleja

5

Perfect little buddleja that just keeps flowering and loved by bees and butterflies. I made a lined container against a stone wall. I is a perfect size and gives pleasure all summer.

Tuggy

Mere

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Would buy again

5

Very pleased.

Max

Knighton Powys.

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I would buy again

5

lovely compact buddelia

dawn

Sussex

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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?

Smidge

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

Helen

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.

SS

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.

Helen

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