Butterfly Bush



USPP 28,794; CBRAF

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  • Dwarf habit
  • Very large flowers
  • Fragrant

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)

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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.