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Buddleia x 'Pugster Blue'

Butterfly Bush - Pugster® Blue

The Pugster® Blue featuresa whole new look for butterfly bush. This compact plant reaches just 2 feet tall and wide, but has the large, full flowers normally seen on a much larger plant. This perennial blooms non-stop from early summer through frost with fragrant true-blue flowers. Each blue flower contains a tiny yellow-orange eye in the center, and blooms do not need deadheading! Thanks to thick, sturdy stems, the Pugster® series offers vastly improved hardiness and winter survival over other types of dwarf butterfly bush. This Proven Winners® butterfly bush attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, but is deer and rabbit resistant.

Key Plant Details

zones

Planting Zones:

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

soiltype

Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy

site

Light Requirement:

Sun

moisture

Moisture:

Average

Plant Characteristics

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Mature Size:

2-3 feet in height, 2-3 foot spread

growth_rate

Annual Growth Rate:

Moderate, Fast

flower_color

Flower Color:

Blue

bloom_time

Bloom Time:

Fall, Summer

reblooming

Reblooming:

Yes

fragrance

Fragrance:

Yes

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Shop By Use:

Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

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.

Care Tips - Pruning:

Prune only after new growth emerges in spring. Cut back to just above a set of large, healthy buds.

Care Tips - Soil:

Good drainage is essential. The combination of wet soil and cold temperatures is particularly detrimental.

Care Tips - Uses:

Mixed borders and perennial gardens, as well as butterfly and humminbird gardens. It can be incorporated into foundation plantings, but is best combined with other plants to ensure interest in winter and spring.

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones

5-9