Buddleia – Pugster Periwinkle®
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
The name "Pugster" comes from these plants' resemblance to a pug - short, stocky, and cute! here are four colorful varieties to choose from: Pugster Blue, Pugster Periwinkle, Pugster Pink, and Pugster White.
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Needs Good Drainage
Its small size and continuous blooming nature makes it ideal for adding to flower gardens and perennial beds.
Please Note: Pugster Periwinkle® 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
Heat Zones 9
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Dried Flower, 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.