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Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.' Butterfly bush Buddleia x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 30 Inches
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ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.' Butterfly bush Buddleia x
Sun 18 - 30

Features

Compact; reblooming; non-invasive; drought-tolerant

Best Seller
Fragrant Flower
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer
Small or Minature

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
18 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 
20 - 32 Inches
Spread: 
20 - 28 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
indigo
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
silver-green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

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
Heat Zones: 
9
Water Category: 
Low
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Edging Plant
Uses: 
Groundcover
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Hedges; mass plantings; perennial gardens; mixed borders

Maintenance Notes: 

Best in well-drained soils. Pruning is generally not needed, but may be shaped in spring. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring.

The next generation of Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' butterfly bush, young Junior is smaller, less brittle, and has attractive silver-green leaves. Great for mass plantings, containers or mixed into perennial gardens. This charmer flowers from mid-summer to frost. Winner of a Silver Medal at Plantarium, 2015.

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 Jr.' Buddleia x USPP 26,581, Can PBRAF
  • Great first year. Planted in full sun with good soil. Has to be pruned completely to ground even in zone 7a winters. Doesn't return in wet springs. Not hardy at all. Regret purchasing.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Sanchez
    Gaithersburg
    Maryland
    United States
    15 weeks ago
  • Good Plant; however, The Pink Micro Chip is GREAT !

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Ken Fets
    1 year ago
  • I have two of these planted in my front bed. They are amazing performers, very low-maintenance, and eye-catching. Many people ask me about them. They attract the most beautiful butterflies and the color is outstanding paired with bright yellows or pinks.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Heather
    Topeka
    Kansas
    United States
    2 years ago
  • I have had this plant in my garden for three years. This year, I added two more. They are always loaded with butterflies and they smell wonderful. Also are pretty carefree.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Margie
    Mapleton
    Illinois
    United States
    2 years ago
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