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Buddleia Pugster Periwinkle®
ENLARGE IMAGE Tons of great big blooms!
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Buddleia Pugster Periwinkle®

BIG flowers on a small butterfly bush!
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $14.99
  • Dwarf butterfly bush with gigantic blooms
  • No trimming or deadheading for rebloom
  • Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees
  • Very winter hardy
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Buddleia Pugster Periwinkle® Description

You can finally get big flower drama without a bulky habit with Pugster Periwinkle® from Proven Winners, which only grows 2’ tall and 2-3’ wide and grows full-size flowers. Its thick, sturdy stems hold these pretty, pollinator-attracting blooms aloft with ease and are less brittle than other butterfly bush, which gives them better winter hardiness. So you’ll get to see these massive, pretty purple flowers year after year, from the beginning of summer ‘til frost, all without a bit of deadheading!

Special features: Attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, attracts pollinators, drought-tolerant, deer resistant, heat tolerant, reblooming

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:Buddleia Pugster Periwinkle®
  • Common name:
    Butterfly bush
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun (6+ hours)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quart
  • Soil type:
    Average, well-draining
  • Soil moisture:
    Dry to moderate
  • Height x width:
    2' tall and 2-3' wide
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Season of interest:
  • Uses:
    Specimen, flower gardens, pollinator gardens, cut flower gardens, mixed borders
  • Patent: USPP 28,796
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI, OR, WA



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 do 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.
Winterizing: In fall, plants can be trimmed lightly if desired, but save major pruning for spring. Do not fertilize in fall, and 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.