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Humdinger® Little Nugget Butterfly Bush

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  • Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 10

The Humdinger Little Nugget butterfly bush offers the same long, graceful flowers as other butterfly bushes. In this case, they are on clusters ten to twelve inches long and a rich purple color. The flowers, noteworthy for their attractiveness to butterflies and hummingbirds, appear on graceful branches in mid-summer before secondary blooms continue into fall. Unlike other Buddleias, however, this cultivar has a shorter, denser habit and maintains a tidy, neat shape.

The tidy nature of the Humdinger Little Nugget makes it a great choice for small spaces. It is deer resistant, not picky about soil types, and can tolerate environmental salt.  The Humdinger Little Nugget can handle urban pollution. It lends itself well to cut flower gardens and you can grow this butterfly bush in a suitably large container. In a container, it works well in the center of the pot surrounded by smaller fillers and spillers.

Humdinger Little Nugget Butterfly Bush Care

This butterfly bush prefers a site in full sunlight. It grows well in a variety of soil types but prefers drier and more well-drained areas. It is drought tolerant once established and will only need water during extended dry or hot periods. If grown in a container, plan to water it more frequently. Butterfly bushes are very late to break dormancy in spring and may die back to the ground in colder climates. An annual application of slow-release fertilizer each spring can encourage vigor.

The Humdinger Little Nugget butterfly bush does not require much pruning. It blooms on new growth. If desired, you can trim it to shape it in spring after new growth appears.

Humdinger Little Nugget Butterfly Bush Spacing

The Humdinger Little Nugget grows about three to four feet tall with a width of four to five feet. Space multiple plants about four feet apart.

Humdinger® Little Nugget Butterfly Bush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Humdinger® Little Nugget Butterfly Bush
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