Buddleia – Lo & Behold® Blue Chip

Garden Height
24 - 30
24 - 48
24 - 30
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This little butterfly bush really is a charmer! 

It has all the fragrance and butterfly appeal of traditional varieties in a small, easy to maintain package. 'Blue Chip' stays under three feet tall without any pruning, and blooms continuously from mid summer to frost without deadheading. It is frost tolerant, non-invasive and very easy to grow. 

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.

  • Award Winner
  • Continuous Re-Bloom
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant Flower
  • 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."
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Long Blooming
  • Small / Miniature

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes:

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Needs Good Drainage

Uses Notes:

It's great for perennial gardens and container gardens. 'Blue Chip' also makes a fantastic mass planting.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Blooms On: New Wood

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Hardiness Zones: 9b

Flower Form: Landscape

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