Buddleia Pugster® Amethyst
Buddleia Pugster® Amethyst

Buddleia Pugster® Amethyst

SKU: S60705
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Common Name: Butterfly Bush
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Sep
Mature Height: 21-24" Spacing: 24-36"
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Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistance: Yes
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One of a family of Butterfly Bushes that produces full-size flower heads on a compact, mounding, hardy shrub, Buddleia Pugster® Amethyst is sized just right for any garden and, at a mature size of roughly 2’ tall, it can be used as a pollinator magnet in a small border, an attractive and floriferous edger in a large one, or a showy, long-blooming feature in a patio container. The fragrant, pale purple, cone-shaped inflorescences are up to 7" long and densely packed with small florets, each with a tiny yellow-orange eye. The blooms keep coming from early summer to hard frost, providing beauty in the garden and a feast for butterflies. The leathery, lance-shaped green foliage is an additional asset, growing densely to form an upright, spreading shrub with plenty of sturdy stems to hold the big blossoms. Plants flower best in full sun. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. 'SMNBDL' PP 30,236

There are some 70 species of shrubs and small trees in the genus Buddleia, the best being Asian natives. The most popular are varieties of B. davidii and its hybrids with long stems ending in panicles of flowers that are ambrosia to butterflies. In cold-winter climates such as ours, plants are often killed almost to the ground. We prune back to live wood in spring and always have a spectacular show starting in midsummer. Best in full sun and moist but well-drained soil.

For more information on growing Buddleia, click Growing Guide.


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Fabulous plant

I wanted a pollinator-friendly splash of color to plant under a very old, limbed-up yew. Pugster was just the ticket! It bloomed like a champ all summer and into the fall (still blooming now in late October) and it provides a reliable splash of violet blue that complements my nikko blue hydrangeas in the adjacent bed. The plants established well the first year despite generally bad weather - too cold early, too hot late and too much rain.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: bud'lee-uh 

Buddleia davidii and its hybrids are fountain-shaped deciduous shrubs that produce long panicles of tiny, fragrant flowers in summer. The common name, Butterfly Bush, is inspired by the flocks of butterflies drawn to the flowers. Plants often blossom the first year after planting. Heights vary with varieties, from 4–7′.

Buddleia is at its best in full sun and moist but well-drained soil. Plants flower on the current season's growth, and bloom more profusely if stems are pruned back to 12–24″ as new shoots emerge in spring. In cold-winter climates such as ours in Connecticut, plants often die back almost to the ground; simply remove the deadwood in spring. Plants regrow vigorously and produce a spectacular show in summer, even from such a seemingly unpromising start.

Fertilize once a year, in early spring, with a good organic fertilizer. Plants are generally untroubled by pests or diseases.


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