I've grown 2 of these bushes in containers the past 2 summers. It was absolutley gorgeous, bloomed all summer & attracted many pollinators. Unfortunately they did not survive our Ohio winters in the pots. I figured I must've done something wrong the 1st winter & didn't protect it properly so I begrudgingly trashed it & replaced with a new one. I was sure to move this second plant to a more protected area & cover accordingly during harsh winter weather. It still didn't make it. Makes me sad to loose TWO such beautiful plants, but they just won't make it through a winter in a pot, in Southern Ohio. Take warning!
Pugster® Amethyst Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Full sized flowers on a dwarf plant!
Meet Pugster® Amethyst butterfly bush - the newest member of this unique series that offers full sized flowers on a dwarf plant. This compact butterfly bush reaches just 2'/.6 m tall and wide but has the large, full flowers normally seen on a much larger plant. It blooms non-stop from early summer through frost with amethyst-toned flowers, each with a tiny yellow-orange eye in the center. Thanks to thick, sturdy stems, the Pugster® series offers vastly improved hardiness and winter survival over other types of dwarf butterfly bush.
Top reasons to grow Pugster Amethyst butterfly bush:
- Appealing light purple colored flowers, a light and cheery element in the landscape.
- It produces full-sized flowers on a compact, dwarf frame.
- Thick, sturdy stems ensure better winter hardiness in zone 5 than other dwarf butterfly bush.Fragrant FlowerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerAttracts:BeesButterfliesResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:24 InchesSpacing:24 InchesSpread:24 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:AmethystFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Summer through FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:LowNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Thanks to its long-blooming habit, Pugster butterfly bushes add low-maintenance color to any sunny spot in your yard.
*In zones 5 and colder it is not recommended for fall planting OR pruning.Maintenance Notes:
Find everything you need to know to be successful with butterfly bush in our Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Bush.
PLEASE NOTE: Pugster® Amethyst - Butterfly Bush - Buddleia x is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of OR or WA.Fun Facts:
The name "Pugster" comes from these plants' resemblance to a pug - short, stocky, and cute! There are five colorful varieties to choose from: Pugster Amethyst, Pugster Blue, Pugster Periwinkle, Pugster Pink, and Pugster White.Pugster® Amethyst Buddleia x 'SMNBDL' USPP 30,236, Can PBRAF
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Shelly Madden, Ohio, United States, 22 hours ago
I was hesitant to get a budleia because it can be invasive, but was delighted to hear these Pugster ones are sterile...therefore, they don't go to seed! I love the colors and was excited to see bees and butterflies attracted to this bush. I may buy more in the future.DANAH, Texas, United States, 1 year ago
Just love this plant ! It is covered in blooms since we planted it in June, once a bloom dies it is replaced with two blooms ! We have never has this many butterflies in our yard and the plant always has a group of butterflies on it. Nice compact plant, very sturdy. Pretty much just watered it and fed it twice, it is going gangbusters ! Can't wait to purchase more next spring !Susan Popp, Illinois, United States, 2 years ago
Although this plant may be charming to a lot of people, you need to check your local environmental regulations. Yes, it is pretty and the pollinators like it, BUT, In Washington state it has been known to be a noxious weed. It has thousands of seeds that can easily spread. SO...be forewarned about such plants and do research on them before you plant them. I have other plants in my yard I had no idea about that have gone very invasive.AH, Washington, United States, 2 years ago