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Pugster Amethyst butterfly bush covered in spiky purple flowers
Closeup view of one of the very large purple inflorescences of Pugster Amethyst butterfly bush
Two Pugster Amethyst butterfly bushes blooming in a sunny garden
Pugster Amethyst butterfly bush being grown in a container on a patio
Three Pugster Amethyst butterfly bushes next to a sidewalk. Plants are covered in purple flower spikes.

Buddleia Pugster® Amethyst - Butterfly Bush

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A small plant with big impact!

Pugster Amethyst butterfly bush is a versatile, space-saving dwarf variety with big, beautiful blooms of clear amethyst purple. Each one is dotted with a cute yellow eye in the center and emits the sweetest honey scent. You'll love it, but not as much as the butterflies it attracts, and they flock to it by the score. 

Pugster butterfly bushes also offer thick, sturdy stems that give them better ability to withstand cold weather, too, so they're an ideal choice for gardeners in USDA zone 5.

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

Vital details:

Size: 2'/.6m tall and wide

Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)

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® Amethyst Buddleia davidii ‘SMNBDL’ pp#30,236, CBRAF

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Andrea W.

So far so good!

Not looking so good

The plants are alive, but are slow to establish, and the leaves are yellowing. I'm an experienced gardener, so I'm not sure whats going on especially since butterfly bushes are not usually fussy.

Denise B.
Great plants

I've ordered 5 butterfly bushes, 2 black clover, 2brass buttons and 4 chocolate ?something? I've been very satisfied with all the plants I've gotten. There shipping boxes don't always work like they should. But in the end everything arrived alive and looking good. I'm very happy with Great Garden plants.

Debra S.

When I first got it, It looked sick but with plant food and moving it into the middle of our yard it has its 1st bloom.

Katherine K.
Come hither, butterflies!

These little bushes love their new spot to grow and all are blooming daily. The are small but cute and fit just right in my garden boxes.