Buddleia Little Nugget

Humdinger® Series

Butterfly Bush

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Plant Code: BULN

Blooming a few weeks earlier than typical Buddleia, the 5-6” magenta-purple fragrant spikes deepen to blue-purple. Chartreuse foliage with luminous yellow highlights is a perfect backdrop to the sparkling flowers. Compact, wide profile. From the Humdinger® Collection, aptly named, as Buddleia Little Nugget is striking and extraordinary. Glorious summer color on fast-growing plants entrance butterflies and hummingbirds. This woody ornamental shrub does not wake up until late spring, but the summer show is well worth the wait. Butterfly Bushes are quite drought tolerant once established in the landscape.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Medium 2 1/2-3'
Spacing: Plant 3 1/2-4' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-10   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Purple
Patent: PP28,152
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers

Buddleia General Information

Buddleia are fragrant, long-blooming, attractive to beneficial pollinators and also quite deer resistant. This Buddleia is restricted from Oregon and Washington. Buddleias are shipped during our spring shipping season only. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Buddleia Plant Care

Very late to break dormancy in spring. May die back to ground in northern climates. Blooms on new wood. Heavy pruning is not needed, but may be trimmed in spring after new growth emerges, if desired. Grow in full sun with well-drained soil.