LO & BEHOLD® ‘Blue Chip’ Butterfly Bush

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 2-2.5' Width/Spread: 2-2.5'

This non-invasive dwarf variety blooms all summer and into fall without deadheading, and will not litter the landscape with unwanted seedlings. The fragrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Why grow Lo & Behold ‘Blue Chip’ butterfly bush?

  • First of its kind
  • Super tidy habit
  • No need to deadhead

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Light: Enjoys a full sun location best. This is any spot that receives six hours or more of direct exposure to sunlight. Less exposure will result in a less vigorous plant.

Soil: Needs well-draining soil, as it really resents being overly wet or soggy at any time. If planting in clay soil or soil that drains a little slowly, plant it a bit higher in the hole. This means the soil level around the rootball will be a bit lower, half an inch or so will usually suffice.

Water: Very, very drought tolerant once established.

Fertilizing: Apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning is recommended in early spring. Remove weak branches in the middle and about 1/2 to 2/3 of the height and width. Make cuts just about 1/4 of an inch above a bud. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves!

Other: This plant emerges a bit later than many other garden plants. If you’re afraid it has died over the winter, have patience and watch for emerging pale green leaf buds at the base of the plant once the temperatures are steadily warm.

Botanical Name

Buddleia 'Blue Chip' PP#19,991, CBR#3602

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Blue

Foliage Color

Green

Height

2-2.5'

Width/Spread

2-2.5'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Average, Dry, Well-drained

Season of Interest

Fall, Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Cottage gardens, Edging, Low Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

Attracts pollinators, Compact, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Fragrant, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Non-invasive

Blooms On

New wood

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