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Pugster Pink® 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

This adorable butterfly bush gets its name from none other than the Pug. It is cute, short, and stocky. If you are looking for a butterfly bush that produces full size flowers but fits in small spaces, then this is the bush for you. It produces full flowers during its long bloom season. It provides you with the beauty of a full-size bush, in small a smaller space, thanks to its compact size. The Pugster Pink butterfly bush has gorgeous pink blooms and is winter hardy.

The Pugster pink has a green foliage that pairs well with its bright pink blooms. This butterfly bush will provide you with a generous bloom season beginning in the summer lasting through fall. This bush grows to a garden height of twenty-four inches with a spread of twenty-four to thirty-six inches. The blooms are fragrant and will attract pollinators of all sorts to your yard! Use this darling butterfly bush as a border plant, for container planting, edging, ground cover, mass planting, for landscaping, or as a focal point.

Pugster Pink Butterfly Bush Care

Care for the Pugster Butterfly Bush is simple. It is imperative that the soil be well drained. Along with well drained soil, this bush has a low water need and is adaptable to most soil types. For optimal results be sure to plant your butterfly bush in full sun and ensure it receives six plus hours of direct sunlight per day. If trimming is desired, it should be to shape only. The Pugster Pink is susceptible to spider mites and should be checked regularly. Planting and pruning should take place in the fall.

Pugster Pink Butterfly Bush Spacing

To ensure the health of your butterfly bush, spacing for the Pugster Pink Butterfly Bush should be at minimum 24 inches, center on center, when using as edging or ground cover. Spacing when used as a focal point or mass planting should be 36 inches, center on center. This will ensure the bush has room to flourish without overcrowding.

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 Pink Butterfly Bush Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): Pink
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 Pink® Buddleia x 'SMNBDPT' USPP 28,836
Common Name: Pugster Pink® Butterfly Bush
Other Name(s): Buddleja
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Features: Heat Tolerant; Deadheading Not Necessary; Long Blooming; Fragrant Flower; Dwarfing
Attracts: Hummbingbirds, Butterflies & Bees

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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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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

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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.