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Buddleia Pugster Periwinkle has soft dusky violet blooms
Buddleia Pugster Periwinkle planted in a colorful garden
Buddleia Pugster Periwinkle with Pugster White in background
Buddleia Pugster Periwinkle planted in front of Hydrangea Incrediball

Buddleia Pugster Periwinkle®- Butterfly Bush

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 Big color - big blooms - small plant!

Get all the beauty of a butterfly bush in a fraction of the space with Pugster Periwinkle. With its soft dusky-violet blooms, sweet honey scent, and efficient, space-saving size, it more than earns its spot in your garden. Enjoy flowers all summer long without deadheading!

A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub. Cannot be shipped to OR or WA.

Vital details:

Size: 2' tall and 2-3' wide

Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)

Water: Average moisture

Hardiness: USDA zone 5-9 (Find your hardiness zone)

Pollinator value: attracts adult butterflies of many species; also attracts hummingbird moths

Notable features: fragrant, deer resistant, drought tolerant, long blooming, deadheading not required.

Plant name: Pugster Periwinkle® Buddleia davidii ‘SMNBDO’ pp#28,796, CBR#6487

 For complete growing details, click on over to our garden guide.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
October planting

Seven quart-sized Pugster Periwinkle butterfly bushes arrived in October well packaged but slightly dry. With watering they hydrated well and were set outside and then planted en mass within two days in full sun. Now that it is the end of November in zone 8a, they have produced some new leaves and will be wonderful color contrasting next to white roses in the spring.

Great plants

I planted fall 2021, I protected them their first winter (Massachusetts, lots of snow). I did fertilize at the beginning of spring. They have both done well and are just starting to bloom in their first year! So thrilled. I ordered 2, and they are both doing well.

Linda B.
pugster butterfly bush

ordered two bushes, one thrived but the other just never grew, hasn't died entirely but is still the exact same size as when i planted it and quite sickly looking. both were planted in the same soil, same area. Not sure I would order again at the price and then the additional shipping cost I'm not sure it's worth it.

Hello! We're sorry to hear that you're having trouble with one of your butterfly bushes. It's hard to say what exactly is going on without seeing what the plant looks like. Please email a photo to and we'd be happy to take a look at it for you. We do offer a 60-day warranty on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we'd be happy to refund your purchase or send a replacement. Happy Gardening!

Theresa H.
First One great and then …

The first punster perrywinkle was terrific when it arrived, so I ordered another and totally dried out with leaves withering and falling off . So sad. I’m trying to save it but very displeased.

Hi Theresa, we're so sorry to hear that your Butterfly Bush isn't doing so well! We do offer at 60-day guarantee on all of our plants! Please send us photos of the plant to If your order is still under warranty we'd be happy to replace or refund your order. Happy Gardening!


Bushes seem to be doing well and were well packaged.