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Pugster Periwinkle® Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 24 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
Pugster Periwinkle® Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
Sun 24 - 24

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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