Awesome plants in butterfly garden
Lo & Behold® 'Ice Chip' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
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).
Fragrant white flowers attract butterflies. Non-invasive. Dwarf, spreading habit. Deer-resistant.Fragrant FlowerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:18 - 24 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:SilverHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Mid FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
A good groundcover for mass plantings; perennial gardens; mixed borders.
This dwarf, wide spreading addition to the Lo & Behold series has pure white flowers which jump against a backdrop of silvery foliage. Not only seedless, it's also continuous blooming and requires no deadheading. Its neat, low spreading habit makes it the perfect ground covering plant.
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® 'Ice Chip' Buddleia x USPP 24,015, Can 4,664
John Barnett, Georgia, United States, 5 years ago