LO & BEHOLD® ‘Blue Chip Jr.’ Butterfly Bush

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 1.5-2.5' Width/Spread: 1.52.5'

Lo & Behold® ‘Blue Chip Jr.’ butterfly bush is the kind of plant you want to use everywhere. With a super tidy habit, small overall size, and non-invasive status, you truly can put it in any garden role! It fills a container nicely, makes a super low maintenance edging, and feels right at home in any water wise garden. It blooms early in summer and keeps going until the last breaths of fall, without any need to deadhead. It quickly grows to its mature size, filling in holes in the garden and reliably providing food for pollinators.

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

  • Reliable pollinator plant
  • Easy care regimen
  • Convenient small habit


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 Jr.' PP#26,581, CBR#5620


5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun


Average, Dry, Well-drained

Season of Interest

Fall, Summer


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


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

Blooms On

New wood

Close Wishlist

Scholarship Application

*Completing this form does not guarantee a scholarship. A staff member will confirm scholarship availability directly. Receipts must be submitted within 10 weeks from the conclusion of the event.
Gardening Simplified magazine
[everest_form id="4997"]