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Pugster Pinker butterfly bush has large deep pink spire like blooms. Pugster Pinker butterfly bush has large deep pink spire like blooms. Pugster Pinker butterfly bush has large deep pink spire like blooms.
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Megan Mathey
Grand Haven, Michigan

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PUGSTER PINKER™

Butterfly bush

Buddleia

'SMNBDB'

PPAF; CBRAF

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Pugster Pinker butterfly bush has large deep pink spire like blooms. Pugster Pinker butterfly bush has large deep pink spire like blooms. Pugster Pinker butterfly bush has large deep pink spire like blooms.
  • Brighter color
  • Big blooms
  • Dwarf habit
Description

Bigger, bolder blooms: that's why Pugster Pinker buddleia is replacing the original Pugster Pink. It boasts the same huge blooms on a compact, tidy plant, but with deeper, richer color. 

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.8°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 2'

Width 2 - 2.5'

Finish Time .5 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer - fall

Flower Color Pink

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.