Pugster Pinker Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) packs a mass of full-size pink flowers onto a compact plant. This new addition to the world of dwarf butterfly bushes also is packed with plenty of features to love, including its diminutive size of 24 inches high and up to 30 inches around. The common name for Buddleia says all you need to know about butterflies flocking to the fragrant, cone-shaped flower clusters. It also attracts bees throughout its long flowering season of summer through fall and resists deer and rabbits.
You would think having this many features in one shrub would come with high maintenance. But Pugster Pink, like most butterfly bushes, needs little care. It’s a low-water shrub that thrives in zones 5 through 9, so it can take some winter cold and summer heat. The plant blooms continuously through summer and into fall with no need to remove dead flowers. This short, but full and colorful shrub works for nearly any use in the landscape, as a border to sidewalks, a low edge plant for garden beds, a groundcover or mass planting. It also can fill large containers.
Pugster Pinker Butterfly Bush Care
Pugster Pink will shine best with full sun, at least 6 hours a day. This plant is fairly drought tolerant, and needs soil that drains well so the roots do not succumb to rot. For this reason, do not add anything to the soil when planting and be sure to keep the base of the shrub slightly above the ground.
Avoid overwatering this butterfly bush, and avoid fertilizing. It thrives in average to poor soil. Even though it is a dwarf variety, prune the shrub each spring when new green growth begins to appear. Prune for shape and to encourage new growth by removing dead limbs and pruning most branches down to a few inches above ground level. In cooler climates, it is best to avoid pruning the buddleia in fall.
Pugster Pinker Butterfly Bush Spacing
For borders and mass plantings, space Pugster Pinker Butterfly Bush shrubs about 24 to 30 inches apart from center to center, so they have room to grow.
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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.
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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
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- 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.