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Buddleia Pugster Blue®
ENLARGE IMAGE Perfect garden staple with eye-catching blooms from Proven Winners
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Buddleia Pugster Blue®

Huge flowers on a small plant - attracts butterflies by the dozens!
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $14.99
  • Lavish plump true-blue 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 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 required 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!

Note: Cannot be shipped to Oregon or Washington

Special features: Attracts butterflies, Blooms first year, Cold hardy, Cut flower, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fast growing, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Attracts hummingbirds

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" x 24"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Accent, Border, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Massing, Small spaces
  • Cannot ship to:
    OR, WA
  • Patent #:PP28794



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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Susan Brinkley  |  Jul 14, 2019
Help! I ordered 3 of the blue Pugsters. Now that all are in the planting bed and blooming, one of the 3 turns out not to blue and likely isn't the Pugster variety. The two blues are nicely compact and covered with flowers; the 3rd plant has a magenta flower and is growing taller than the Pugster Blues. I have taken it out of the ground and put it in a pot until I figure out what to do with the one misfit. Not so much bothered by the color being wrong (although I did want a mass of blue in the new perennial bed) as by my suspicion that this is a larger Buddleia and maybe not the sterile hybrid I did... I left a phone message and an email and haven't had a reply yet. Eager to have the 3rd Pugster Blue I ordered before they are sold out!
Owner Response: Hello Susan - I believe that Amy has taken care of this issue and we are sending the correct Buddleia Pugster Blue this fall, when temperatures are cooler. Please let me know if you need further assistance. --- Pam