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Pugster® Blue Butterfly Bush

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BUDDPBL

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SKU:
BUDDPBL
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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24 inches
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3 feet
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Full Sun
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Buddleia 'Pugster Blue'
Attracts:
Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds
Bloom Time:
Mid Summer to Mid Fall
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Buddleia
Flower Color:
Purple
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Butterfly Bush
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
4b
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Garden, Container
Mature Height:
24 inches
Mature Width:
3 feet
Prune Time:
Late Winter Pruning
Light Needs:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
Dry to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
Purple
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Mid Summer to Mid Fall
_callout-28|Attracts:
Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Garden, Container

Product Overview

Buddleia 'Pugster Blue'
A compact garden plant with large, full size violet-blue flowers with yellow-orange eyes on sturdy stems; attracts butterflies; may treat as a perennial and cut it back to the ground each spring as it regrows vigorously and blooms on new wood

Pugster® Blue Butterfly Bush is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pugster®: Blue Butterfly Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Features

Pugster® Blue Butterfly Bush features showy panicles of fragrant violet flowers with blue overtones and orange eyes at the ends of the branches from mid summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has grayish green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Pugster® Blue Butterfly Bush will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Pugster® Blue Butterfly Bush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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