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Sputnik Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sputnik'

Pale pink, late summer flower clusters explode from 'Sputnik' Buttonbush. Nectar of its "honeyball" flowers are a magnet for butterflies and other pollinators.

Nectar-rich flower clusters are butterfly magnet!
Excellent for rain gardens and bioswales
Pale pink flower clusters look like satellites

Gardening Suggestions for Sputnik Buttonbush:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Butterflies
Moist, Well-Drained
Humming- birds
Fragrant
Wet Soil
Height:
10-15 Feet
Spread:
10-12 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4 - 10

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Swamp Milkweed Swamp Milkweed
Blue Lobelia Blue Lobelia
Soft Rush Soft Rush

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Humming- birds
Butterflies
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Fragrant
Mass Planting
Naturalizing
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage