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Pugster Amethyst® Butterfly Bush

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. 
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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
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: 3 to 4 feet
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

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J.H. (Nebraska)

so far just great

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m.m. (New York)
Pugster

Too soon to tell but plants arrived healthy and well established

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L.M.

Strong plants and they are doing really well. I have the first bloom already on one of them.

M
M.W. (California)
Slow growing

After the shock of shipment they are growing very slow because of the weather but as it’s getting hotter they are doing better now

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. You are correct in that plants can be slow growing at first. Perhaps you're familiar with the old saying about plants: first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. With proper care you will see new growth in time. Happy Gardening!

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M.J. (California)
Perfect Pusters

I order eight amethyst Pugsters and they arrived well packaged and in good condition. They've been planted for a couple of months now and they've maintained their health and grown quite a bit. Very impressed.