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Pugster White® Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)

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Pugster White® Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)
14 reviews

Pugster White® Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)

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Height24 In
Spread24 - 36 In
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Pugster White butterfly bush has bright white blooms on a compact bush. It is fragrant, long-blooming, and drought-tolerant, attracts pollinators, and resists deer and rabbits.

Pruning: Prune in spring, after the new growth emerges. The warmer your climate, the more you should cut back your butterfly bush each spring. Left unpruned, large butterfly bushes can become “second story” plants: their flowers form way up at the top so you can’t enjoy them unless you have a second-story window.

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

Soil: Butterfly bushes need perfect drainage. Their roots are sensitive to rotting, and if they spend any amount of time in wet soil, they can be set back or even die. They can grow in clay soil, but need to be planted a few inches above soil level. This creates a small “hill” that encourages water to drain away from the plant rather than settle around it.

Planting: Never amend the soil when planting a butterfly bush. Amending the soil, particularly clay soil, can cause drainage problems. Avoid mulching directly around your butterfly bush. Mulch is a great idea for other plants, but in clay soil, it can hold too much moisture. Go ahead and mulch your beds, but give your butterfly bush a bit of clearance, and never mulch all the way up to the main stems.

Dormancy: Butterfly bushes tend to be one of the later plants to leaf out in spring. Even if everything else in your landscape is turning green, that doesn’t mean you’ve lost your butterfly bush. If you're worried, try the scratch test. Lightly scratch at a few branches with your fingernail. If there is green underneath, the plant is still alive.

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Shipping Info:

  • 1-gallon shrubs are 6-24 inches tall at shipment
  • Quart shrubs are 5-8 inches tall at shipment
    • Varies on the season and plant

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


  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dwarf Variety
  • Fragrant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Resists Deer


  • Height: 24 In
  • Spread: 24 - 36 In
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Summer-Fall

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Sorry sad plant. Not happy at all. Contacted and was told to remove all yellow leaves and bud or blooms give it fertilizer and if it don't come back this 2024 spring they will replace it. No butterfly food from this dad plant this year. The box it arrived in was not the shape of the plate. Short and full, they put it in a 8x8 tall box. It arrived sad. I planted right after I got it and you can see after a week what it looks like. Sad!

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Proven Winners Direct

Tammy, Thank you for sharing! We're sorry to see your shrub's condition. We're happy to replace it for you next season(as you are around 4 weeks out from your fall frost for your location) or issue store credit if you wish. :) Please, respond to this email and let us know which works best for you!

sally h.
United States United States

Beautiful plants

Love these plants, growing well and covered in blooms

Ingrid R.
United States United States

We just need some sun!!

Our quart size pugsters arrive with more growth on them than we expected . We have had cool and exceptionally rainy weather, little sun, but they are showing new growth despite weather conditions. So far, so good.


Proven Winners Direct

Ingrid, Thank you for sharing!! Enjoy :)

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