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.
Lo & Behold® 'Pink Micro Chip' Butterfly bush Buddleia x
- Hardy Zones
- 5 - 9
- Mature Size
- 18 - 24 Inches
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:
- very dwarf habit
- pink flowers appear earlier than other butterfly bush
Perennial borders; mixed borders; mass plantings
For best results with butterfly bush, plant only in full sun - that means a minimum of six hours daily; eight or more hours is preferable. They require well-drained soil all year long and are particularly susceptible to root rot in periods of cold wet weather. For this reason, you should never prune a butterfly bush until it starts to show signs of new growth in spring. This can take several weeks, so be patient. When you see where the new growth is emerging, cut back to just above a set of emerging buds.
If you've had trouble with butterfly bush winter survival, try planting them a bit "high" in the hole - in other words, instead of putting the base of the plant even with ground level, plant it so it is slightly higher than ground level and slope the backfill away from the plant to encourage water to shed rather than sit around the base.
Deadheading is not required for continuous bloom.
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."
- EileenMassapequa ParkNew YorkUnited States40 weeks ago
Bright Pink - Beautiful !!!Ken Fets2 years ago