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

pH
B (5.6 - 6.2)
B (0.6 - 0.9)
Medium (150 - 200 ppm)
Dry to Moderate
Moderate to Moist
B (65 - 72º Fahrenheit)
A (65 - 72º Fahrenheit)
A (40 - 50º Fahrenheit)

2 1/4" finishes to 1 gallon in 10-12 weeks, Quick Turn finishes to 2-3 gallon in 12-14 weeks

Starting Materials: 
Liners
Over Wintering Temperature: 
40 to 50 degrees

Spider Mites, Aphids and Downy Mildew can be problematic.

Grower Tips: 

One of the fastest shrubs to produce.

Buddleia will rebloom approximately 4-6 weeks after trimming in summer. Multiple crop cycles will give you a continuous supply of ready-to-sell product, covered with large terminal blooms.

Does not require deadheading for continuous bloom.

Buddleia are susceptible to spider mites; scout often and treat aggressively. Downy mildew and aphids may also occur.

Avoid drought stress to minimize wilting and pest issues.

Taper off fertilizing and excessive watering in late summer to minimize damage if crop is to be overwintered. Keep on the dry side when dormant.

Avoid fall pruning, and in spring, do not cut until new growth begins to emerge on stems.

Not recommended for fall sales/planting in zone 5.

Vernalization: 
Not Required
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2011 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
2011 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
2010 Bronze Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2010 Showstopper Plant North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2010 Bronze Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2010 Showstopper Plant North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2010 Bronze Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2010 Showstopper Plant North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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