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Buddleia Pugster® Amethyst
ENLARGE IMAGE Butterfly Bush for small spaces growing only 24" tall and wide. From Proven Winners
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Buddleia Pugster® Amethyst

Flop-proof, compact, deer & drought proof shrub with fragrant lavish plump blooms for 5 months!
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $14.99
  • Lavish plump true-purple flowers
  • Non-stop fragrant blooms up to 5+ months
  • Improved hardiness & winter survival
  • Drought & deer proof
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Buddleia Pugster® Amethyst Description

This prolific beauty has a solid, smaller frame that most other buddleias growing only 24" tall and wide and bringing a whole new style to small spaces.

You've probably never seen such lavish blooms lasting up to 5 months!   Ultra thick, plump blooms on sturdy stems are showstopping lavender color.  Butterflies, bees & hummingbirds find their distinct honey fragrance irresistible. What a wonderful fragrant cut flower to add to bouquets. Deer & rabbits stay away.

Buddleias are a much loved flowering shrub and should be on your checklist if you are planning on all season perennial garden.  Although very slow to break dormancy, once weather starts to warm they are quick to grow.

Drought tolerant once established. Butterfly bush is easy to grow as it needs no deadheading for continuous bloom.  They appreciate full sun and well drained soil. Flowers are sterile so there are no unwanted seedlings. 

Selected for improved garden performance and better winter hardiness.  If you've struggled with butterfly bush before - this new cultivar may just be the ticket!

Note: Cannot be shipped to Oregon or Washington

Special features: Butterfly lovers, Blooms first year, Cold hardy, Cut flower, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fast growing, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Hummingbird resistant

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Buddleia Pugster® 'Blue'
  • Common name:
    Butterfly bush
  • Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    24" x24"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
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  • Uses:
    Accent, Border, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Massing, Small spaces
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI, OR, WA
  • Patent #:PP30236



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.


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Sharon  |  Jul 24, 2020
Love this small butterfly bush! Thought I had lost them (2) over the winter, but patiently waited and saw a tiny leaf on both of them. They are blooming and beautiful! I have loved all the plants I have received!

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Rebecca Owens  |  Jul 1, 2020
I ordered 3 of these at the start of the season and they have each produced multiple blooms that smell like heaven. The purple is very rich and they add to the overlook of my three garden areas. I am about to order 2 more.

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Doris Florence  |  Jun 11, 2020
I received 3 almost dead butterfly bushes !!! Not pleased !!!! Hopefully I can revive !!!!
Owner Response: I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. I have noted this in your order, and extended your warranty to 8.15.20. Please let us know if they do not come around by then and we will gladly replace your plants. - Management