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

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 30 Inches
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ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
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.

Best Seller
Award Winner
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: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late 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. 

Cold, wet winters can be really hard on buddleia, so here are a few tips to help your buddleia thrive in your garden:

1. Make sure the soil is well-drained. That place where the plow truck dumps snow in the winter? Not a good idea.

2. Full sun. That's at least 6 hours. No cheating.

3. Plant early in the season. This gives the plants all summer and fall to establish. Fall planting can be chancy in northern regions.

4. Wait until it leafs out in spring before pruning. In some years you may have to prune it back to the ground. After milder winters, maybe not so much. Avoid fall pruning.

Fun Facts: 

This non-invasive variety is approved for sale in Oregon and Washington, though it will be called a "summer lilac" instead of a "butterfly bush."

Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' Buddleia x USPP 19,991, Can 3,602
  • I live in zone 7 and planted this last year. Unfortunately it did not survive the winter which was mild. I won't be buying another as it wasn't cheap. I won't take the chance,

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Diane
    Northport
    New York
    United States
    16 weeks ago
  • I live in zone 7A and I planted this last year and I adored it. But unfortunately it did not survive the winter which was a mild one. It wasn't cheap, so I won't try planting another one,

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Diane
    Northport
    New York
    United States
    16 weeks ago
  • I planted this summer 2015, after my hubby trampled it and it was buried in snow this past winter, I didn't expect it to survive. This spring I see some green shoots off the base so it looks like it survived making it one tough plant. I can't wait to see how it grows this summer and what it does next year

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Jennifer Winship
    Vernon
    British Columbia
    Canada
    23 weeks ago
  • Don't appear to be hardy in zone 5b, Die back during winter, no regrowth from rootstock. too bad! its a beautiful little shrub

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    jeff johnson
    greenfield
    Iowa
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Grows quickly and flowers heavily but: branches are awkward. poking out in all directions, sideways and stiff, not graceful. Marketed as not needing deadheading--maybe because it is sterile and won't lead to unwanted seedlings, but the flowers do turn brown and hang on, so I still would deadhead it for appearance sake. I am taking my three out.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Marina McShane
    Eugene
    Oregon
    United States
    2 years ago
  • I planted two of these in my flowere garden three years ago. The first two years they did very well. However, they both died this winter. I am in zone 7b, and this plant is suppose to be hardy in even colder zones. I paid a premium for these "proven winners" plants, and I planted them very carefully. I am very disappointed.

    Bill Shlapack

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    William Shlapack
    Parkville
    Maryland
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Absolutely love this shrub. I have five planted with my daylilies and coneflowers. What a nonstop show, that will continue all of the way into October. The fragrance is wonderful. Am also seeing all kinds of butterflies. I do trim back back in the Spring when I see signs of growth.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Cindy
    Carbondale
    Illinois
    United States
    3 years ago
  • It performs really well but it is much taller than advertised thus causing me problems where I placed it. Mine are 37-38" tall, not 24-30".

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    L. LaLonde
    Naperville
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    4 years ago
  • Compact but has a big presence - a little beauty!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    plymouth sus
    4 years ago
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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