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Pugster Amethyst® Butterfly Bush

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Description

  • Enjoy big flowers without sacrificing garden space.
  • Lavish frosty-purple blooms last up to 5+ months!
  • Loved by butterflies, hummingbirds, and honeybees.
  • Zones 5-9, sun, 2' tall x 2' wide at maturity. 
Zone 5-9
Light sun
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More Information

Description Small but showy! Pugster® Amethyst buddleia allows you to enjoy full-size flowers without sacrificing space in your garden. This dwarf butterfly bush is graced with a bounty of plump, frosty purple blooms that last up to 5 months in summer. Prepare to be delighted as butterflies and pollinators galore flock to buddleia's distinct honey fragrance. Drought tolerant once established and no deadheading needed, your buddleia will pump out lavish blooms without much work from you! If you've struggled with butterfly bushes before, it might be time to try again, with this buddleia's improved garden performance and winter hardiness. Just tuck this long-blooming beauty in a sunny spot and enjoy the show. Details Botanical name: Buddleia x 'SMNBDL'
Patent #: USPP 30,236
Common name: Butterfly bush
Zone: 5 - 9
Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun)
Height x width: 2' x 2'
Flower color: Lavender Purple
Foliage color: Green
Season of Interest: Summer-fall
Bloom time: Summer, early fall
Features: Space savers, rabbit resistant, proven winners, low flammability, heat tolerant, fragrant, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners
Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, cottage gardening, massing, small spaces
How To Grow Soil: Butterfly bushes require very well-drained, even dry, soils. Do not amend or add anything to the soil at planting time, as this can cause serious drainage problems. In clay soil, plant butterfly bush, so they are slightly above, rather than even with, the soil.
Light: Full sun - at least six hours of bright sun each day is necessary for healthy plants and abundant blooms.
Water: Low to average watering; soil can even be dry once established. Butterfly bush does not tolerate wet conditions for any period of time.
Spacing:2'
Fertilizing: Little needed; if desired, apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring. Do not fertilize in fall.
Winterizing: In fall, plants can be trimmed lightly if desired but save major pruning for spring. If mulching, do not apply heavily at the base of the plant.
Maintenance & Pruning: Butterfly bushes are best pruned in spring, once the new growth has begun to emerge. At that point, cut just above where big, healthy buds appear. Give butterfly bushes plenty of time to emerge in spring, especially in colder climates - this may take several weeks, even if other plants in your yard are already leafing out.

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
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L.G. (Kansas)
Butterfly bush

My bush died on me right away

Hello! We're sorry to hear that you had some trouble with your new Butterfly Bush. Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

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R
R.J. (Arkansas)
So cute

The Pugster is so small and cute but still has big vivid blooms. I'm planting it in a special place in the garden where it can be seen, and its fragrance enjoyed and am looking forward to years of having this sweet miniature plant.

S
S.S. (New York)
Pugster amethyst butterfly bush

The plants were a little droopy when they arrived but now are doing great. I'm very happy with them.

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david a. (North Carolina)
Glad I purchased it..

They arrived in great condition and are doing fine.

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L.G. (New York)
Butterfly bush

It's already in bloom..very strong will..