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Butterfly Bush Buddleia Pugster Blue®
Butterfly Bush Buddleia Pugster Blue

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Full sized flowers on a dwarf plant!

Meet Pugster Blue® - it's a 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. It blooms non-stop from early summer through frost with true-blue 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 bushes.

Top three reasons to grow Pugster Blue® butterfly bush:
- Appealing true-blue flowers add hard-to-find color to any type of garden or 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 Flower. Continuous bloom or rebloomer. Deadheading not necessary. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Resists deer and rabbits. Deciduous.

Uses: landscape, border plant, container, edging, groundcover, mass planting, specimen or focal point.
Height: short - 24"
Plant: 36" - 48" apart
Habit: mounded
Growability: easy
Needs good drainage

Maintenance Notes:
Requires very well-drained soils, especially in late winter/early spring when temperatures are cold. Prune in spring after new growth has begun to emerge on the stems, cutting back to just above a healthy, vigorous bud.

If you have trouble with butterfly bush surviving winter in your climate, be sure that when you plant it, the crown of the plant is higher than, rather than at or below, the ground level. You should also avoid pruning until new growth is underway in spring; do not prune before winter.


Pugster Blue® Buddleia x 'SMNBDBT' USPP 28,794, Can PBRAF

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