Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Pugster Pink® Butterfly Bush

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If you love butterflies in the garden then you are bound to be familiar with Butterfly Bushes. These pollinator magnets are butterfly garden staples! Unfortunately, these beauties are often so big that they are impractical for smaller, urban gardens. They can easily reach 6 feet tall and just as wide before the summer is done.

Thankfully Proven Winners® has developed a new line of Buddleia that are the perfect space-savers. Pugster® Butterfly Bushes only get a couple of feet tall and wide - just right for borders, beds, and containers. They'll fit anywhere there is full sun! Pugster Pink® Butterfly Bush (Buddleia x 'SMNBDPT') is a happy, taffy-pink bloom that will draw your attention from all over the garden!

And do you want to know the best thing? Even though the plants are dwarf, the flowers are not! These little beauties are covered with full-sized panicles of honey-scented soft pink blooms all summer and into the fall just like the bigger cousins are! Don't let the soft color fool you either! This is one tough plant that handles even the coldest zone 5 winter without a problem.

Planting and Application:

Any small-space urban garden or courtyard in the sun will benefit from these showy blooms! Pugster Pink® are perfect container garden shrubs, and the bountiful fluffy flowers will be brimming over the container edges and bloom until fall! Perfume and enhance your garden seating areas, porches, and patios with these cheerful pointed spires!

Beautiful as a specimen in the Cottage Garden, these lovely blooms look are must-haves in the Pollinator garden! But these easy-natured blooming shrubs are just as beautiful en masse and in rows throughout your landscape! Create vivid backdrops and low-growing edging borders to tie your entire yard together!

Go ahead and cut armloads of flowers for bouquets, Pugster Pink® will just make more! The stems are strong and thick and perfect for cutting. You'll still have plenty left to please the butterflies, Hummingbirds, and bees that are sure to come visit.

  • Taffy Pink, Honey Scented Blooms
  • Full-Sized Blooms On A True Dwarf Plant
  • Attracts Butterflies, Pollinators & Hummingbirds
  • Rounded Mounds Of Aromatic Foliage
  • Full-Sun Loving Garden Or Container Plant, Mass Plantings & Specimens!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Butterfly Bushes are wonderfully easy to grow! All they ask for is full sun and steady water during their first year! Once established, Buddleia are low-water usage but do appreciate supplemental moisture during drought and the summer months to keep the flowers returning until frost. Provide a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch to support your shrub's root system. Like most butterfly favorites, this deciduous plant is drought tolerant and not on any deer's menu of favorite snacks.

Like all Proven Winners® Buddleias, there is no deadheading required to keep them blooming all season for you! You will want to cut these plants back to the ground in early spring when grown in colder climates because these act more like an herbaceous perennial. For plants grown in warm growing zones, these are woody shrubs that only need an early spring trim will help ensure the best performance and best flowers.

  • Full Sun Shrub/Perennial
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Fertility
  • Prune Early Spring
  • No Deadheading Required

Order your Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Pugster Pink® Butterfly Bushes from Nature Hills today before we sell out! These are new and will go fast!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Pugster Pink® Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Buddleia x 'SMNBDPT'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 24 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Taffy Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes