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Pugster Blue® Butterfly Bush

SHRUB

Description

  • Lavish and plump true-blue flowers. 
  • Non-stop fragrant blooms up to 5+ months.
  • Improved hardiness & winter survival.
  • Drought & deer proof.
  • Zones 5-9, sun, 2' tall x 2' wide at maturity.
Zone 5-9
Light sun
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Arrives as young plant

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Description Attract a plethora of pollinators with Pugster Blue® buddleia's plump, honey-scented blooms! No need to sacrifice big blooms for a space-saving shrub, this dwarf buddleia pumps out full-sized flowers without taking up too much space in your garden. Hard-to-find true blue color make this shrub a sight to see! But the real show starts when butterflies and hummingbirds flock to your garden to visit your buddleia. Drought tolerant, improved winter hardiness, and no need to deadhead, this shrub doesn't require much other than a sunny spot to call home. Plant easy-care Pugster Blue®, then sit back and enjoy its abundant, long-blooming flowers all summer long Details Botanical name: Buddleia x 'SMNBDBT'
Patent #:PP 28,794
Common name: Butterfly bush
Zone: 5 - 9
Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun)
Height x width: 2' x 2'
Flower color: Blue
Foliage color: Green
Season of Interest: Summer-fall
Bloom time: Summer, early fall
Features: Space savers, rabbit resistant, Proven Winners, low flammability, heat tolerant, fragrant, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners
Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, cottage gardening, massing, small spaces, pollinator gardens
How To Grow 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 does not tolerate wet conditions for any period of time.
Spacing: 2'
Fertilizing: Little needed; if desired, apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring. Do not fertilize in fall.
Winterizing: In fall, plants can be trimmed lightly if desired but save major pruning for spring. 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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Your Questions on Growing & Caring For Butterfly Bush, Answered!

Learn how to grow butterfly bushes in containers, why your butterfly bush isn't blooming, when to prune butterfly bush, and everything else you need to know to grow them like a pro.

Butterfly on Buddleia butterfly bush

Customer Reviews

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Anonymous (North Carolina)
Looking forward to butterflies

Small plant looks happy and bloomed a little already

M
M.H. (North Carolina)
Disappointed.

I have always been happy with the plants I receive from Great Gardens. Today I received a Pugster Blue Butterfly Bush that is just not up to their usual standards. Very crooked trunk, dead wood, and a broken branch. Broke my heart.

We apologize that you received plants that are not up to our standards. While we try our best to provide exceptional service, some factors, like shipping and handling, are outside our control, and issues like this can sometimes happen. Please email pictures of the plants to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we have a 60-day guarantee on all our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we would be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!
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T
T.M. (Georgia)
Disappointed

I ordered 9 Pugster Blue. Every bush had just been transplanted from a much smaller pot into a one-quart pot. The bushes had lots of broken pieces and have very immature root systems. The bushes appeared to be move into larger pots the day the bushes were packaged for shipment. The outline of the smaller pot was clearly visible and still intact. Also, whoever transplanted the bushes didn't even completely fill the one-quart pot with garden soil.

Hello! Thank you for leaving feedback. We apologize you received your plants not up to our standards. Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. While we do ship young plants, our growers only release plants for shipment with well established root systems. If you received plants that were not well established we'd be happy to refund or replace your order. Happy Gardening!

L
L.A.H. (Massachusetts)
Lively little plant

I planted a few days after receiving. It had blossoms on it on arrival. It hasn’t stopped pushing more & more out since then. I know it’s been scorching here, but this little guy is using it all to make me smile. Very healthy plant, & pretty color.

C
C.A. (Georgia)
As described

I purchased three of these plants a little over a year ago and they have produced exactly as they were described...they attract an array of pollinators, including butterflies. Even more impressive is they have more than doubled in size. I have already purchased more in different colors.