Planted three of these on the west side of our house. The first year the deer tasted two of them and spit them out but the plants came back anyway. This year all three are healthy and blooming and the deer have left them alone. The flowers this year are larger than last and are beautiful. I would definitely buy more of these. I deadhead mine just because I don't like the look of the dead flowers left on the plant.
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).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
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.
My Current Zone
Geek out over this super tiny butterfly bush!
Lo & Behold® 'Pink Micro Chip' is the smallest member yet of this series of award-winning dwarf butterfly bush. It's a tiny and tidy mound of orchid-pink flower spikes, with a cute pincushion-like habit that makes it perfect for including in perennial gardens. Earlier blooming than other butterfly bush, which means you get non stop color from early summer clear through frost. Highly deer and rabbit resistant, too!
Top three reasons to grow Lo & Behold® 'Pink Micro Chip' butterfly bush:
Fragrant FlowerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerSmall or Miniature
- very dwarf habit
- pink flowers appear earlier than other butterfly bush
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:18 - 24 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:orchid pinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bHeat Zones:9Water Category:LowNeeds Good DrainageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Perennial borders; mixed borders; mass plantingsFun 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® 'Pink Micro Chip' Buddleia x USPP 26,547, Can 5,621
Julie ZMissouriUnited States2 years ago
We planted six of these this spring and they are putting on quite a show. We couldn't be more pleased. Additionally, the packaging and service from PW was excellent.Janet De PrinceSouth CarolinaUnited States2 years ago
I planted this in a container last year. It performed well and was covered with pretty pink flowers until September. I am in zone 7 and expected the plant to survive, especially since we had a mild winter. Well it is now the end of May and it looks dead as a doornail. There is no sign of life. I was so excited to get this since I do not have room for traditional butterfly plants which grow much too large for my landscape. Don't know if I want to take a chance and order another. I am an experienced gardener, so I can't understand what happened with this particular plant. Very frustrating.EileenNew YorkUnited States3 years ago
Bright Pink - Beautiful !!!Ken Fets4 years ago