Buddleia Pugster Pinker™ Butterfly Bush

Buddleia Pugster Pinker™ Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Pugster Pinker™ Butterfly Bush

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Enjoy vibrant, full-sized pink blooms on a compact shrub | Perfect for small spaces
SKU 44134
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 9

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Buddleia Pugster Pinker™ Butterfly Bush

A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub, the Pugster Pinker™ Butterfly Bush (Buddleia Pugster Pinker™), a standout from the Proven Winners® collection, brings a burst of vibrant pink blooms to your garden. Unlike typical butterfly bushes that can grow quite large, Pugster Pinker is delightfully compact, reaching only 2 to 3 feet in height and width. This makes it an ideal choice for small gardens, urban spaces, or as a striking component in mixed containers.

Despite its smaller stature, Pugster Pinker doesn't compromise on flower size. The blooms are full-sized and densely packed, creating a stunning display from summer until the first frost. Each flower spike is borne on thick, sturdy stems that enhance the plant's winter hardiness, making it a reliable performer even in colder climates. The sweetly scented flowers are rich in nectar and pollen, drawing in a variety of pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, transforming your garden into a lively hub of activity.

As a variety of Buddleia davidii, commonly known as butterfly bush, Pugster Pinker thrives in sunny locations. For the best performance, plant it in an area that receives at least 8 hours of sunlight daily. In warmer regions, it can still flourish with a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun. Ensure the soil is well-drained and slightly elevate the base of the plant when planting to promote effective drainage. This will prevent water from pooling around the roots, which can be detrimental to the plant's health. Avoid applying mulch directly around the base to maintain optimal growing conditions.

Pugster Pinker is not just easy to grow; it's also remarkably low maintenance. It's drought and heat tolerant, making it perfect for gardeners seeking robust plants that require minimal care. It is also deer-resistant and safe for pets, adding to its appeal. To encourage continuous blooming and prevent unwanted self-seeding, regularly deadhead the spent flowers. If pruning is necessary, do so in the spring after new growth has emerged, cutting just above the fresh buds to shape and maintain the shrub.

Whether used as a focal point in a small space or massed in larger landscapes, Pugster Pinker adds charm and vibrant color to any setting. Its compact form and brilliant blooms make it a versatile choice for gardeners looking to add a splash of pink to their outdoor spaces.

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Buddleia
Species davidii
Variety 'SMNBDB'
PPAF PP33,565
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Specimen
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, OR, PR, VI, WA
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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