Worst performing plant in my zone 9 landscape. It’s planted in a space that should be optimal—all surrounding plants requiring sun and well-drained soil are thriving. I bought three in white, and they all started out spindly and stayed spindly all season long. Leaves burnt out frequently, but again not on other plants demanding similar conditions. Big disappointment.
Pugster White® Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
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).
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 FlowerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:24 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Summer through FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bHeat Zones:9Water Category:LowNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses 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 PBRAF
Stephen, 13 weeks 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, 48 weeks 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, 49 weeks ago