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Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush
Buddleia hybrid

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 30 Inches
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ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush Buddleia hybrid
Sun 24 - 30

Features

This miniature butterfly bush has all the appeal in a smaller package! Flowers from mid summer to frost. Pruning generally not needed, but may be trimmed in spring. Fragrant flowers. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Must Have
Fragrant Flower
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer
Small or Minature

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 
24 - 48 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 30 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Blue-Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Groundcover
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

It's great for perennial gardens and container gardens. 'Blue Chip' also makes a fantastic mass planting.

Maintenance Notes: 

Little needed. Does not require deadheading. Cut back to 12" in early spring if desired. Plant in well-drained soil and full sun. Plant in spring in northern areas.

This little butterfly bush really is a charmer!  It has all the fragrance and butterfly appeal of traditional varieties in a small, easy to maintain package. 'Blue Chip' stays under three feet tall without any pruning, and blooms continuously from mid summer to frost without deadheading. It is frost tolerant, non-invasive and very easy to grow. 

Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' Buddleia hybrid USPP 19,991, Can 3,602
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