Buddleia Pugster Pink® Description
Whoa - Pugster Pink® butterfly bush (Buddleia x) will stop you in your tracks! This very unique butterfly bush was selected by the experts at Proven Winners for its combination of a space-saving dwarf habit and enormous flowers. What’s more, it has thick, sturdy stems that give it better winter survival than conventional butterfly bushes. Pugster Pink butterfly bush is positively covered in pure pink, honey-scented flowers that just bloom and bloom all summer long without any trimming or deadheading.
Growing tips: Butterfly bush are easy to grow but are very sensitive to wet soils, especially during cold weather. Do not add anything to the soil when planting, and plant it a bit higher in the soil than you would other plants. Do not prune or cut back until you see new growth emerge in spring. This can take several weeks, so be patient!
Note: Cannot be shipped to Oregon or Washington
Special features: Attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, drought tolerant, long blooming, deer resistant
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- Botanical name: Buddleia x 'SMNBDPT'
- Common name:
- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hours)
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- Soil type:
Well-drained, even dry soil, is essential.
- Soil moisture:
Dry to moderate (if soil is well-drained)
- Height x width:
1.5-2' tall and wide
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- Foliage color:
- Season of interest:
Specimen, Flower gardens, Butterfly and Hummingbird gardens
- Patent:USPP 28,836
- Cannot ship to:
OR, WA, AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Wet soil is the biggest threat to butterfly bush; plant only in well-drained spots. In clay soils, do not amend the soil with anything at planting time, and plant the butterfly bush so it's slightly above, rather than even with, the soil surface.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day).
Water: Err on the side of under-watering, rather than over-watering, butterfly bush
Space: Min. 2' apart
Fertilizing: Little fertilizer is needed. If little new growth emerges in spring, a bit of granular rose fertilizer can help it rebound more quickly.
Winterizing: Do not apply a thick layer of mulch – any mulch that is present should be thin or absent closest to the plant. In cold climates, leave intact through fall to help minimize any winter dieback.
Maintenance: Wait until you see new growth emerge in spring before cutting back. At that point, remove any dead wood, cutting just above where new growth is emerging. Butterfly bush does not need to be deadheaded for continuous bloom.
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