PUGSTER® Amethyst

Butterfly Bush

Buddleia

'SMNBDL'

USPP 30,236; CBRAF

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Pugster Amethyst Buddleia in greenhouse Pugster Amethyst Buddleia in landscape Group planting of three Pugster Amethyst Buddleia near Abelia and Hydrangea YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
  • Dwarf habit
  • Very large flowers
  • Fragrant
Description

Full sized flowers on a compact butterfly bush! Pugster® Amethyst buddleia is characterized by extra large flowers on a dwarf plant, bringing a cool purple into the mix. Thick, sturdy stems make the Pugster® series less brittle in growing and at retail, as well as improving winter survival in colder climates.

USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
2'
Width
2'
Finish Time
.5 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Summer - frost
Flower Color
Purple
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
4", Quick Turn

Soil

Good drainage is essential. The combination of wet soil and cold temperatures is particularly detrimental.

Pruning

Prune only after new growth emerges in spring. Cut back to just above a set of large, healthy buds.

Uses

With its dwarf habit and very large flowers, the Pugster® series of buddleia is ideal for perennial gardens, mixed borders, and containers. They also make a neat and showy edging.

Growing Tips

Plant in full sun for best flowering. Deadheading not required for continuous bloom. In clay soils, plant a bit higher than ground level to divert moisture away from the center of the plant.