Buddleia – Pugster® Amethyst

Garden Height
24 - 24
Spacing
24 - 24
Spread
24 - 24
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Purple
Light Level
Sun
Proven Winners

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

Resists: Deer, Rabbits

Continuous Re-Bloom

Fragrant Flower

Fun Facts

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.

Maintenance Notes

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Needs Good Drainage

Uses Notes

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

Bloom Time

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.

Grower Tips

-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.