Buddleia – Pugster® Amethyst
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
The name "Pugster" comes from these plants' resemblance to a pug - short, stocky, and cute! There are five colorful varieties to choose from: Pugster Amethyst, Pugster Blue, Pugster Periwinkle, Pugster Pink, and Pugster White.
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Needs Good Drainage
Thanks to its long-blooming habit, Pugster butterfly bushes add low-maintenance color to any sunny spot in your yard.
Please Note: Pugster Amethyst® Butterfly Bush Buddleia is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of OR and WA.
*In zones 5 and colder it is not recommended for fall planting OR pruning.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Low
Blooms On New Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Soil Fertility Average Soil, Poor Soil
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements Medium, High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Pinching and Growth Regulators
3-4 prunes will produce a very compact full three gallon. See Special Notes for additional pruning protocol.
Pest and Disease Management
Standard Pest and disease practices as laid out in the notes. Spider Mites, Aphids and Downy Mildew can be problematic.
-Plants are extremely susceptible to Spider Mites, scout and treat aggressively.
Buddleia will rebloom in approximately 4-6 weeks from a pinch or prune during the summer. Hence, having up to 3-4 crop cycles will allow you to continually have fresh product ready to sell covered with large terminal blooms.