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.
Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.' Butterfly bush Buddleia x
- Hardy Zones
- 5 - 9
- Mature Size
- 18 - 30 Inches
Compact; reblooming; non-invasive; drought-tolerant
Hedges; mass plantings; perennial gardens; mixed borders
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.
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."
- SanchezGaithersburgMarylandUnited States19 weeks ago
Good Plant; however, The Pink Micro Chip is GREAT !Ken Fets1 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.HeatherTopekaKansasUnited States2 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.MargieMapletonIllinoisUnited States2 years ago