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Pugster Blue® Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 24 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Pugster Blue® Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
Sun 24 - 24

Features

Full sized flowers on a dwarf plant!

Meet Pugster Blue® - it's a whole new look for butterfly bush. This compact plant 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 true-blue 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 three reasons to grow Pugster Blue® butterfly bush:
1. Appealing true-blue flowers add hard-to-find color to any type of garden or landscape.
2. It produces full-sized flowers on a compact, dwarf frame.
3. Thick, sturdy stems ensure better winter hardiness in zone 5 than other dwarf butterfly bush.

Best Seller
Fragrant Flower
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer
Rabbits

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
24 Inches
Spacing: 
36 - 48 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

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
Heat Zones: 
9
Water Category: 
Low
Needs Good Drainage
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Edging Plant
Uses: 
Groundcover
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Pugster butterfly bushes make an excellent addition to flower gardens.

Please Note: Pugster Blue® 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: 

Get all the details you need to grow butterfly bush like an expert in our Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Bush.

Fun Facts: 

The name "Pugster" comes from these plants' resemblance to a pug - short, stocky, and cute! here are four colorful varieties to choose from: Pugster Blue, Pugster Periwinkle, Pugster Pink, and Pugster White.

Pugster Blue® Buddleia x 'SMNBDBT' USPP 28,794, Can PBRAF
  • I bought this because it said the blooms were true blue. I love blue flowers. This. one has BROWN blooms with tiny amounts of blue - not what I was hoping for at all. It is just plain ugly.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Shelley Peterson
    Niagara-on-the-Lake
    Ontario
    Canada
    23 weeks ago
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