PUGSTER BLUE®

Butterfly Bush

Buddleia

'SMNBDBT'

USPP 28,794; CBR 6486

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  • Dwarf habit
  • Very large flowers
  • Fragrant
Description

Full sized flowers on a compact buddleia! The Pugster® series of butterfly bush are characterized by their short, stocky frame coupled with their large, full sized flowers. The thick, heavy stems ensures better winter survival compared to most small buddleia. Pugster Blue® butterfly bush offers true blue flowers with a very sweet honey fragrance. It will fly off the bench at the garden center!

Awards
Blue Ribbon Winner, UC Davis Landscape Irrigation Trials, Plantarium Gold Medal, Plantarium Best in Show, Cultivate Garden Center Group’s Retailers Choice Award
USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
2'
Width
2 - 3'
Finish Time
.5 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Summer - frost
Flower Color
Blue
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.