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Pugster® Amethyst Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

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Exposure
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
24" 24"
Height
24"
Spread
24"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9

Hardy Zones

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.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Current Location:

North Oaks , MN, 55127

My Current Zone

4
  • Details

    Features

    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 Flower
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Amethyst
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer through Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Low
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses 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.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Find everything you need to know to be successful with butterfly bush in our Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Bush.

    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
  • 1 Review

    • 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
      29 min ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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