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

(6 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
30" 28"
Height
18 - 30"
Spread
20 - 28"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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  • Details

    Features

    Compact; reblooming; non-invasive; drought-tolerant

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    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: 

    Learn to care for your butterfly bush like a pro with our Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Bush.

    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 5,620
  • 6 Reviews

    • Very disappointed in this plant. I planted twelve of the Lo & Behold butterfly bushes around a circular concrete pad in spring of 2017. They were absolutely lovely the first summer -- adapted well and bloomed profusely all summer long. In Spring 2018, unfortunately only nine of the 12 came back. Those nine were lovely. This spring, only two have survived. I live in Ohio, Zone 6, and had the plants in a sunny border with good soil. Not sure what happened, but very disappointed.

      Kristi S.
      Ohio
      United States
      14 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I have two Lo and Behold Blue Chip jr. Plants. They are doing very well, full of blooms and they attract butterflies. Both plants have been in the ground for 2 seasons and are very healthy and easy to maintain.

      Judy Brooten
      Georgia
      United States
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

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

      Ken Fets
      4 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

      Heather
      Kansas
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

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