PUGSTER® Amethyst Butterfly Bush

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 2' Width/Spread: 2'

A smaller habit, but not smaller blooms. Pugster® Amethyst buddleia is bursting with massive pale purple blooms non-stop from early summer through frost. Each tiny flower has a yellow-orange eye in the center, acting as a bullseye for pollinators and adding handsome detail to its overall appearance. Thanks to thick, sturdy stems, the Pugster® series offers vastly improved hardiness and winter survival over other types of dwarf butterfly bush.

Why grow Pugster® Amethyst buddleia?

  • Impressive bloom size
  • Impactful dark blue coloring
  • Very low maintenance

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Light: Enjoys a full sun location best. This is any spot that receives six hours or more of direct exposure to sunlight. Less exposure will result in a less vigorous plant.

Soil: Needs well-draining soil, as it really resents being overly wet or soggy at any time. If planting in clay soil or soil that drains a little slowly, plant it a bit higher in the hole. This means the soil level around the rootball will be a bit lower, half an inch or so will usually suffice.

Water: Very, very drought tolerant once established.

Fertilizing: Apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning is recommended in early spring. Remove weak branches in the middle and about 1/2 to 2/3 of the height and width. Make cuts just about 1/4 of an inch above a bud. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves!

Other: This plant emerges a bit later than many other garden plants. If you’re afraid it has died over the winter, have patience and watch for emerging pale green leaf buds at the base of the plant once the temperatures are steadily warm.

Botanical Name

236; CBR#6514, Buddleia 'SMNBDL' PP#30

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Purple

Foliage Color

Green

Height

2'

Width/Spread

2'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Average, Dry, Well-draining

Season of Interest

Fall, Summer

Uses

Containers, Edging, Low Hedges

Features

Attracts pollinators, Compact, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Fragrant, Heat tolerant, Long blooming

Blooms On

New wood

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