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Pugster Periwinkle® 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" 36"
Height
24"
Spread
24 - 36"

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
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    Features

    Big flowers on a small plant!

    Pugster Periwinkle® is a whole new look for butterfly bush - it offers a small, sturdy frame with flowers the size you'd find on much larger plants. Each bloom is a full, dense cluster of soft purple blooms, emitting a honey-sweet fragrance and treating bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to a tasty snack. Like all Proven Winners butterfly bushes, it blooms all summer without deadheading. Because of their thick, strong stems, Pugster butterfly bushes have better hardiness and winter survival in zone 5 than other dwarf varieties.

    Top three reasons to grow Pugster Periwinkle® butterfly bush:
    1. Large, full-sized purple flowers on a dwarf plant.
    2. Thicker stems ensure better winter survival than other small butterfly bushes.
    3. Blooms continuously without deadheading.

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    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
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Its small size and continuous blooming nature makes it ideal for adding to flower gardens and perennial beds.

    Please Note: Pugster Periwinkle® 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 Periwinkle® Buddleia x 'SMNBDO' USPP 28,796, Can PBRAF
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