Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush
Huge Flowers on a Dwarf Butterfly Bush
The “Pugster” series of butterfly bushes packs a terrific punch in a small package. You’ll enjoy the same full-sized flowers that grow on a standard-size butterfly bush -- but on compact plants that reach only 2 feet tall and wide. Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush (Buddleia x ‘SMNDBO’ PUGSTER PERIWINKLE™) is covered in summer with fragrant periwinkle-blue flowers that beckon butterflies and lure hummingbirds!
Strong, Sturdy and Scent-sational
Although Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush is a small version of much-larger butterfly bushes, it’s incredibly durable and resilient.
• Strong stems. The stems are not spindly; they’re thick, which gives them stronger winter hardiness.
• Sturdy branching. More branches mean more flowers, and Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush doesn’t disappoint. Well-branched plants support a profusion of flowers from summer ‘til frost.
• Sweetly scented flowers. Summer breezes carry the fragrance from the large flower clusters to your favorite sitting area.
A Landscape Mini-Gem with Maximum Appeal
Plant Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush in a sunny spot anywhere you can enjoy the scent of its flowers. Even if your favorite chair is tucked under a tree, plant Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush just outside the canopy of the tree where it can thrive in full sun while you find relief in the shade. Along a sunny sidewalk that leads to your front door, Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush is a superior edging plant that regales visitors to your home with its sweet fragrance. As an exemplary container plant, Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush is a cold-hardy flowering perennial that fills pots with unflagging color even in the heat of summer when other plants struggle.
A Snap to Grow
Unlike many butterfly bushes that need deadheading – removing spent flowers so new flowers will grow – Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bush blooms continuously without needing you to deadhead it. It stands up to full sun; in fact, it needs at least 6 hours of sun each day for its best bloom. Newly planted shrubs need deep, thorough watering to keep the roots moist until they become established; thereafter, you’ll only need to water if natural rainfall doesn’t provide 1 inch of water each week. The exception is plants in containers, which dry quicker in the summer heat than in-ground plants. Simply fertilize once in early summer with a slow-release fertilizer to nourish plants and maximize their bloom potential!