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Pugster Pink® Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

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"
  • Details

    Features

    A whole new look for butterfly bush! What makes a space-saving dwarf butterfly bush even better? Full sized flowers! Pugster® butterfly bushes are the first to offer large, dense blooms on a small frame for maximum impact in the landscape. Continuous blooming habit means that you'll enjoy the taffy-pink flowers of Pugster Pink® from summer through frost without deadheading. Perhaps best of all, the thick, heavy stems of Pugster butterfly bushes ensure better hardiness and winter survival in cold areas than other dwarf butterfly bushes.

    Top three reasons to grow Pugster Pink® butterfly bush:

    1. Candy pink flowers are large size, even though the plant is compact.

    2. Blooms all summer without deadheading - low maintenance!

    3. Thick stems mean better winter survival, even in USDA zone 5.

    Fragrant Flower
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    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: 
    Pink
    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
    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: 

    Long-blooming habit and vivid color make it the perfect addition to flower gardens and perennial beds.

    Please Note: Pugster Pink® 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! There are four colorful varieties to choose from: Pugster Blue, Pugster Periwinkle, Pugster Pink, and Pugster White.

    Pugster Pink® Buddleia x 'SMNBDPT' USPP 28,836, Can PBRAF
  • 2 Reviews

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    • I purchased two of these gorgeous plants last fall from a local garden center, they were a deep vivid pink and they smelled amazing, and I had the perfect spot flanking a set of stone stairs. The spots where I planted them are in are in full sun in the early part of the day, and dappled sun then shaded the rest. The one that is slightly more shaded started coming back very early, in late May, and is still blooming in Mid-August. The other one I thought had not survived, but then the first of July small sprouts started to emerge. What is interesting is, these new sprouts are not all coming up as Pugster pink. Of the 4 shoots that sprouted and came up, only one is "Pugster" and the rest are a more purple version. I have also had a few seedlings come up near the other one, and I thought these were supposed to be sterile! well they are not. I am still enjoying them but I do have to monitor the seedlings, transplant them (giving away to family). The reason I liked Pugster was its compact growth. However, what I am getting are about 3 times the height and don't have that wonderful fragrance that the one Pugster has. I am still glad I planted it, and in mid-August, they are both blooming now, though I planted them to flank a stairwell and to match, but they don't. One is still pink but the other is coming in all purple. Oh well, nature finds a way, as someone has said.

      Bonita
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 4 weeks ago
    • I bought this butterfly bush I w as looking for a red color bush but someone showed me this type. I have a question after the blooms are done should i deadhead it so i get new blooms or what? I do not want a butterfly bush looking like no flowers on it. I do not know anything about this type its new.to me.

      kenny krumeich
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
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