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Pugster® Amethyst Butterfly Bush

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 2 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun

The newest addition to the Pugster family! This butterfly bush may be compact, but it offers full size stunning purple flowers. The blooms are fragrant and continuous from early summer to first frost. To add to its blooming charm each center is an orange-yellow tone. The Pugster Amethyst Butterfly Bush is a hardy butterfly bush that is resistant to deer and rabbits.

This butterfly bush has its signature green foliage. The Pugster Amethyst Butterfly Bush produces a unique colored flower that is purple with amethyst tones. Bloom season is generous in length and blooms lasting from early summer to frost. The blooms are fragrant and continuous, attracting pollinators. This shrub has a height and spread of twenty-four inches. Use this butterfly bush as a filler for containers. Plant as a groundcover or border plant. It does well with mass planting and being used for ground cover. It makes a stunning focal point and is the perfect addition to any landscape or garden.

Pugster Amethyst Butterfly Bush Care

To care for your Pugster Amethyst Butterfly Bush start by planting in full sun. Water needs for this butterfly bush are average but be sure not to overwater. It absolutely requires well drained soil. This butterfly bush is adaptable to all soil types and PH levels. Deadheading is not necessary, but pruning is recommended and should be done in the early spring. Slow release fertilizer should be applied in the spring.

Pugster Amethyst Butterfly Bush Spacing

Giving your Pugster Amethyst Butterfly Bush proper space to grow is important to its delicate root system. Spacing should be no less than 24” inches, center on center. When planting in proximity, it is imperative to take proper spacing into mind when planning your garden and landscapes.

Interesting Fact(s) - The name "Pugster" comes from the resemblance to a pug - short, stocky, and cute! There are five varieties we offer: Pugster Amethyst, Pugster Blue, Pugster Periwinkle, Pugster Pink, and Pugster White.

Pugster Amethyst Butterfly Bush Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): Purple
Bloom Period: Summer to Fall
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 2 Feet
Spread: 2 Feet
Spacing: 2 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Low
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Pugster® Amethyst Buddleia x 'SMNBDL' USPPAF
Common Name: Pugster® Amethyst Butterfly Bush
Other Name(s): Buddleja
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Fragrant Flower; Dwarfing
Attracts: Butterflies & Bees

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

5 Reviews - Pugster® Amethyst Butterfly Bush Show Reviews

  • 5
    Beautiful trees and...

    Posted by Kellie Stipanuk on Aug 6th 2021

    Very good condition and healthy trees and Shrubs!
    Packed well and in great shape when they arrived

  • 4
    Pugster Amethyst Butterfly...

    Posted by Cindy Harter on Jun 11th 2021

    Arrived intact, small. Wished it had been bigger for as long as it took to get here and for the price.

  • 5
    Pugster® Amethyst Butterfly...

    Posted by Cynthia McGinnis on Jul 7th 2020

    Pugster® Amethyst Butterfly Bush

  • 5
    Came back...

    Posted by Kelly on Jun 17th 2020

    These two came in a little hot and tired but I am excited at how they came back when I planted them!

  • 1
    Pugster Review

    Posted by Sean Banty on Apr 22nd 2020

    overall very happy with this plant