PUGSTER BLUE® Butterfly Bush


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Full sized flowers on a dwarf plant!

Meet Pugster Blue® - it's a whole new look for butterfly bush. This compact plant reaches just 2'/.6 m tall and wide but has the large, full flowers normally seen on a much larger plant. It blooms non-stop from early summer through frost with true-blue flowers, each with a tiny yellow-orange eye in the center. Thanks to thick, sturdy stems, the Pugster® series offers vastly improved hardiness and winter survival over other types of dwarf butterfly bush.

Pugster Blue butterfly bush is featured in our "Pied Piper" magazine advertisement.

Top three reasons to grow Pugster Blue® butterfly bush:

  1. Appealing true-blue flowers add hard-to-find color to any type of garden or landscape.
  2. It produces full-sized flowers on a compact, dwarf frame.
  3. Thick, sturdy stems ensure better winter hardiness in zone 5 than other dwarf butterfly bush.
Fragrant Flower
Deadheading Not Necessary



Plant Type:


Height Category:


Garden Height:

24 Inches


36 - 48 Inches


24 - 36 Inches

Foliage Colors:


Flower Colors:


Foliage Shade:




Container Role:


Tolerant to:



Butterflies, Hummingbirds


Deer, Rabbits

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:


Maintenance Category:


Bloom Time:

Long Blooming, Summer through Fall

Hardiness Zones:

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Water Category:

Low, Needs Good Drainage

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil


Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

Heat Zones: 9

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes: 

Pugster butterfly bushes make an excellent addition to flower gardens.

*In zones 5 and colder it is not recommended for fall planting OR pruning.

Maintenance Notes: 

Get all the details you need to grow butterfly bush like an expert in our Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Bush.

PLEASE NOTE: Pugster Blue® - Butterfly Bush - Buddleia x is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of OR or WA.

Fun Facts: 

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.

Pugster Blue®Buddleiax'SMNBDBT'USPP 28,794, Can 6,486

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