Buddleia – Lo & Behold® ‘Blue Chip Jr.’
The next generation of Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' butterfly bush, young Junior is smaller, less brittle, and has attractive silver-green leaves. Great for mass plantings, containers or mixed into perennial gardens. This charmer flowers from mid-summer to frost. Winner of a Silver Medal at Plantarium, 2015. 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.
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
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."
Small / Miniature
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Hedges; mass plantings; perennial gardens; mixed borders
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Low
Blooms On New Wood
Heat Zones 9
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting