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Pugster Periwinkle® Butterfly Bush

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 2 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2-3 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun

Butterfly bushes (Buddleias) like Pugster Periwinkle are aptly named butterfly magnets in the summer landscape. This cute butterfly bush offers big light purple flowers on a small shrub. The flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and people with their honey-like fragrance. And you can get all these benefits in a shrub that is drought tolerant and happy in the hot summer sun.

Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush grows to only 2 feet high and about 2 to 3 feet around in a mounded shape. This stocky shape makes it a perfect thriller plant in a butterfly or hummingbird plant container. It can handle cold and heat in zones 5 through 9. Pugster has thick stems that can hold up the large bloom clusters, a cone-shaped bunch of tiny little blossoms. The blooms appear in summer and your Pugster will continue blooming through late summer or fall with no deadheading or effort on your part.

Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush Care

Plant Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush where it can get full sun. Buddleias grow well in poor or average soil with little water or fertilizing, but with good drainage. Just water your butterfly bush a little extra in its first year, especially during peak summer heat. When planting, place the base of the shrub slightly above the soil line. Then, all you have to do is prune the shrub in early spring as soon as you see green leaves forming at the base, cutting just above that new growth.

Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush Spacing

If you want an entire row or border of short and colorful bushes for fragrance and to attract butterflies, plant several Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush plants together. Space them about 3 to 4 feet apart.

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 Periwinkle 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: 2-3 Feet
Spacing: 3-4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Low
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Pugster Periwinkle® Buddleia x 'SMNBDO' USPP 28,796
Common Name: Pugster Periwinkle® Butterfly Bush
Other Name(s): Buddleja
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Features: Heat Tolerant; Foliage Interest; Deadheading Not Necessary; Long Blooming; Fragrant Flower; Dwarfing
Attracts: Hummbingbirds, 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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

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

Plant Shipping

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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.

4 Reviews - Pugster Periwinkle® Butterfly Bush Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Casey McFarland on Jul 2nd 2020

    The plant arrived safely and was in great shape. I am will definitely order from Plant Addicts again.

  • 5
    Pugster butterfly...

    Posted by Debora Edds on Jul 1st 2020

    Couldn't find any locally this unusual summer. Plant arrived in excellent condition and was boxed to keep it "just so" during shipment. Watered it immediately and needed to wait a couple of days because Ohio was hot and dry. It's growing quite nicely now. Thanks for your care of your merchandise.

  • 5
    Beautiful Plants!

    Posted by Kimmy Armstrong on Jun 28th 2020

    Beautiful plants, well packaged and all have blooms on them now a week after delivery!

  • 4

    Posted by JANET BARR on Jun 27th 2020

    Plants came in good condition but were a lot smaller than expected. I have planted and they are doing well.