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.
Lo & Behold® 'Lilac Chip' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
- Hardy Zones
- 5 - 9
- Mature Size
- 18 - 24 Inches
Soft lavender-pink flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies. Reblooms until frost. Dwarf. Deer-resistant.
A good groundcover for mass plantings; perennial gardens; mixed borders.
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.
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."
- Jimmie4 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.Margo PfeiffKnowltonQuebecCanada4 years ago