Just love this plant ! It is covered in blooms since we planted it in June, once a bloom dies it is replaced with two blooms ! We have never has this many butterflies in our yard and the plant always has a group of butterflies on it. Nice compact plant, very sturdy. Pretty much just watered it and fed it twice, it is going gangbusters ! Can't wait to purchase more next spring !
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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Full sized flowers on a dwarf plant!
Meet Pugster® Amethyst butterfly bush - the newest member of this unique series that offers full sized flowers on a dwarf plant. This compact butterfly bush reaches just 2'/.6 m tall and wide but has the large, full flowers normally seen on a much larger plant. It blooms non-stop from early summer through frost with amethyst-toned flowers, each with a tiny yellow-orange eye in the center. Thanks to thick, sturdy stems, the Pugster® series offers vastly improved hardiness and winter survival over other types of dwarf butterfly bush.
Top reasons to grow Pugster Amethyst butterfly bush:
- Appealing true-blue flowers add hard-to-find color to any type of garden or landscape.
- It produces full-sized flowers on a compact, dwarf frame.
- Thick, sturdy stems ensure better winter hardiness in zone 5 than other dwarf butterfly bush.Fragrant FlowerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerAttracts:BeesButterfliesResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:24 InchesSpacing:24 InchesSpread:24 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:AmethystFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Summer through FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:LowNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Thanks to its long-blooming habit, Pugster butterfly bushes add low-maintenance color to any sunny spot in your yard.
Please Note: Pugster Amethyst® Butterfly Bush Buddleia is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of OR and WA.
*In zones 5 and colder it is not recommended for fall planting OR pruning.Fun Facts:
The name "Pugster" comes from these plants' resemblance to a pug - short, stocky, and cute! There are five colorful varieties to choose from: Pugster Amethyst, Pugster Blue, Pugster Periwinkle, Pugster Pink, and Pugster White.Pugster® Amethyst Buddleia x 'SMNBDL' USPP 30,236, Can PBRAF
Susan Popp, Illinois, United States, 20 weeks ago
Although this plant may be charming to a lot of people, you need to check your local environmental regulations. Yes, it is pretty and the pollinators like it, BUT, In Washington state it has been known to be a noxious weed. It has thousands of seeds that can easily spread. SO...be forewarned about such plants and do research on them before you plant them. I have other plants in my yard I had no idea about that have gone very invasive.AH, Washington, United States, 28 weeks ago