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Pugster White® Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

Exposure
  • Sun
Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
2' 3' 61cm 91cm
Height: 2'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Height: 61cm
Spread: 61cm - 91cm
  • Details

    24 - 24 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    61cm
    91cm - 1.2m
    61cm - 91cm

    Features

    Big flowers on a small plant!

    Pugster White® gives butterfly bush a whole new look: - its small, sturdy frame bears large flowers the size you'd find on much taller plants. Each bloom is a full, dense cluster of crisp white 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 White® butterfly bush: 

    1. Large, full-sized white blooms shine on summer nights.

    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 61cm
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches 91cm - 1.2m
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    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).

    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.

    *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.

    PLEASE NOTE: Pugster White® - Butterfly Bush - Buddleia x is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of OR or WA.

    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 White® Buddleia x 'SMNBDW' USPP 28,795, Can 6,347
  • 7 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Horrible. Did NOT rebloom as promised, except for a few flowers. In zone 7, NJ. They had 6 hours of sunlight daily. They were kept moist. I had 6, that were such an embarrassment to my front yard, that I’ve since moved them to the back where they won’t be seen. Their “special feature” was that the beautiful white blossoms that they had when I (foolishly believed what Proven Winners said on the tag) and purchased them, was the only time that plant ever looked good. Eventually when those flowers died, I was left with lots of dried, dead flowers that were such an eyesore, I had to deadhead all the plants. I was then rewarded with 1 or 2 flowers per plant, FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON, FOR ALL SIX PLANTS. Truly a Proven Loser, & a huge waste of my money, time and energy.

      Celeste Gober
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 32 min ago
    • Pugster white was recommended and planted (6 shrubs) by a landscape designer in early March of this year along with an assortment of other PW plants. I am not a novice gardener, but this plant has caused me a lot of frustration. It has NOT been a good performer. The blooms are short/stunted (not full size as suggested) and leaves are constantly turning yellow/brown and dropping. It never looks pretty. I have adjusted watering by monitoring the soil and even though I've never had an issue with fungus or insects, I sprayed organic neem oil a few times just in case - all resulted in no improvement. Very, very disappointed with this plant. Please advise if you have any suggestions!

      Deborah K Kaplan
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Pugster white was recommended and planted (6 shrubs) by a landscape designer in early March of this year along with an assortment of other PW plants. I am not a novice gardener, but this plant has caused me a lot of frustration. It has NOT been a good performer. The blooms are short/stunted (not full size as suggested) and leaves are constantly turning yellow/brown and dropping. It never looks pretty. I have adjusted watering by monitoring the soil and even though I've never had an issue with fungus or insects, I sprayed organic neem oil a few times just in case - all resulted in no improvement. Very, very disappointed with this plant. Please advise if you have any suggestions!

      Deborah K Kaplan
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This is specifically about the white Pugster. I have bought various colors of Pugster. The white has been my weakest performer. Could be location or luck, but the other colors have been superior. I love the line of Pugster. People ask how I get such large blooms from a dwarf bush.

      Brendel
      , California
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • POLLINATOR MAGNET! Seriously, within minutes of planting a mass of these by my carport honey bees swarmed. The fragrance is phenomenal and the color is amazing. Bloom power is great. Just a great plant.

      Justin
      , Arkansas
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
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