Buddleia Pugster® Blue Description
No longer over-sized for the garden, but butterflies find honey-scented ultra-plump blooms irresistible
This prolific beauty has a solid, smaller frame that most other butterfly bush, 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 in a hard-to-find true blue 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 winter hardiness and garden performance. If you've struggled with butterfly bush before - this new cultivar may just be the ticket!
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Blooms First Year, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers
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- Botanical Name:
Buddleia Pugster® 'Blue'
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- Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
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- Height x Width:
24" x 24"
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Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Massing, Small Spaces
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, OR, PR, WA
- Patent #:PPAF
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Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Not too fussy about PH of soil.
Light: Full sun - needs about 6 hours of sun to flower and perform well.
Water: Average moisture - Does poorly in wet conditions.
Spacing: 2-3 feet.
Fertilizing: Light scattering of slow release fertilizer (such as Osmocote) in mid-spring is sufficient.
Winterizing: In colder regions, this plant will often die to the ground in winter and therefore is often grown therein in the manner of an herbaceous perennial. Even if plants do not die to the ground in winter, they often grow more vigorously, produce superior flowers and maintain better shape if cut back to 1/3 its height in late winter each year. Buddleias tend to break dormancy late in the spring, so don't worry if you don't see anything happening with them when your other shrubs start to leaf-out.
Maintenance & Pruning: Prompt removal of spent flower spikes during the growing season will usually encourage continued bloom until frost. Deadheading is not necessary for continuous bloom.
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