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

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 24 Inches
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ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Lo & Behold® 'Lilac Chip' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
Sun 18 - 24

Features

Soft lavender-pink flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies. Reblooms until frost. Dwarf. Deer-resistant.

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Fragrant Flower
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer
Small or Minature

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 30 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Lavender
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Bloom Time: 
Mid Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

A good groundcover for mass plantings; perennial gardens; mixed borders.

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers well-drained soils. Prune back to the ground in late winter/early spring. Will rebloom without deadheading.

Like the other Lo & Behold buddleia,  'Lilac Chip' is a real charmer! Dwarf, and seedless, it reblooms until frost without deadheading.  'Lilac Chip' has soft, lavender-pink flowers and is more compact than 'Blue Chip'.  It produces abundant, fragrant, soft lavender flowers from mid-summer until frost.

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® 'Lilac Chip' Buddleia x USPP 24,016, Can 4,663
  • I have 3 that are a couple years old. Cut them to the ground in early spring and enjoy! Nothing short of amazing. Zone 5b.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jimmie
    4 years ago
  • Extremely disappointed. Was beautiful for the first summer. Never grew back. Was in a perfect sunny location. Also disappointed I can't read others comments.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Margo Pfeiff
    Knowlton
    Quebec
    Canada
    4 years ago
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