I live in San Diego's Hardiness Zone 10a and this plant is doing very well even though the plant is rated Zones 5-9. It is in its second season and is covered with beautiful blooms. It is growing in a "butterfly garden" in full sun and is irrigated by drip system. Even though deadheading isn't required, I did do a little pruning. The bush is 31 inches tall with a spread of 40 inches.
Lo & Behold Ruby 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).
Finally - a butterfly bush with the neat habit of the Lo & Behold series, with the jaw-dropping color intensity of the "Miss" series! Lo & Behold Ruby Chip butterfly bush brings together the best of both, with a tidy 2.5'/.76m size and dozens of magenta-ruby flower spikes. Fragrant and long-blooming, it keeps putting out fresh flowers without the need to deadhead (i.e., remove old brown flowers). Perfect for flower gardens or landscapes.
Top reasons to grow Lo & Behold Ruby Chip butterfly bush:
- Space-saving dwarf habit fits anywhere
- Brightly colored flowers all summer
- Sun-loving and heat tolerantContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:30 - 32 InchesSpacing:30 - 32 InchesSpread:30 - 32 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:RubyFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Summer through FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:LowNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
With its nifty little mounded habit, Lo & Behold Ruby Chip butterfly bush fits nicely into flower beds, perennial gardens, or landscapes. Can also be grown in a container.Maintenance Notes:
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PLEASE NOTE: Lo & Behold Ruby Chip® - Butterfly Bush - Buddleia x is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of OR or WA.Lo & Behold Ruby Chip® Buddleia x 'SMNBDD' USPP 32,399, Can PBRAF
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PB, California, United States, 35 weeks ago
Great dwarf butterfly bush, gets lots of beautiful fragrant blooms and is hardy for our zone.Windscapes Landscaping, Michigan, United States, 1 year ago