I can’t say enough good things about this dwarf butterfly bush. Blooms galore, no deadheading, AND to my surprise stayed evergreen all winter but I wonder if that was because it was in a more protected area close to the house.
Pugster Periwinkle® 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).
Big flowers on a small plant!
Pugster Periwinkle® is a whole new look for butterfly bush - it offers a small, sturdy frame with flowers the size you'd find on much larger plants. Each bloom is a full, dense cluster of soft purple blooms, emitting a honey-sweet fragrance and treating bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to a tasty snack. Like all Proven Winners butterfly bushes, it blooms all summer without deadheading. Because of their thick, strong stems, Pugster butterfly bushes have better hardiness and winter survival in zone 5 than other dwarf varieties.
Top three reasons to grow Pugster Periwinkle® butterfly bush:
1. Large, full-sized purple flowers on a dwarf plant.
2. Thicker stems ensure better winter survival than other small butterfly bushes.
3. Blooms continuously without deadheading.Fragrant FlowerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:24 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Summer through FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bHeat Zones:9Water Category:LowNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Its small size and continuous blooming nature makes it ideal for adding to flower gardens and perennial beds.
*In zones 5 and colder it is not recommended for fall planting OR pruning.Maintenance Notes:
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PLEASE NOTE: Pugster Periwinkle® - 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! here are four colorful varieties to choose from: Pugster Blue, Pugster Periwinkle, Pugster Pink, and Pugster White.Pugster Periwinkle® Buddleia x 'SMNBDO' USPP 28,796, Can 6,487
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Gwynn Wilhelm, Delaware, United States, 1 year ago