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Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.' Butterfly Bush

SHRUB

Description

  • Fragrant flowers provide continuous blooms from summer to frost!
  • Loved by butterflies but unbothered by deer.
  • Compact habit is perfect for smaller spaces.
  • Resilient and trouble-free, perfect for beginners.
  • Zones 5-9, sun, 2.5' tall x 2.5' wide at maturity.
Zone 5-9
Light sun
medium

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Description Butterfly bush (Buddleia), or summer lilac, keeps getting better and better with Lo and Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr'. This updated selection is more compact, requires little maintenance, and provides four months of continuous blooms!  Blue spiked flowers rise above silver-hued foliage in early summer and continue to bloom until fall. The colorful and fragrant blooms are a beacon for butterflies. Growing only 1.5 - 2.5' with a tailored mounding habit, this flowering shrub can easily fit in smaller spaces. It is tough and vigorous, effortlessly enduring sun, drought, heat, humidity, and deer. It grows well in containers or as a border, but we suggest planting it in masses for dramatic effect! Details Botanical name: Buddleia 'Blue Chip Jr.'
Patent #: PP 26,581
Common name: Butterfly bush, summer lilac
Zone: 5 - 9
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 1.5-2.5' tall and wide
Flower color: Blue
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Summer
Bloom time: Summer, early fall
Features: Space savers. rabbit resistant, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, fragrant, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners
Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, cottage gardening, massing, small spaces, pollinator gardens
How To Grow Soil: Butterfly bushes require very well-drained, even dry, soils. Do not amend or add anything to the soil at planting time, as this can cause serious drainage problems. In clay soil, plant butterfly bush so they are slightly above the soil.
Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun).
Water: Low to average watering; soil can even be dry once established. Butterfly bush does not tolerate wet conditions for any period.
Spacing: 1.5 - 3 feet
Fertilizing: Little needed; if desired, apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring.
Winterizing: In fall, plants can be trimmed lightly, but save major pruning for spring. Do not fertilize in fall, and if mulching, do not apply heavily at the base of the plant.
Maintenance & pruning: Butterfly bushes are best pruned in spring, once the new growth has emerged. At that point, cut just above where big, healthy buds appear. Give butterfly bushes plenty of time to emerge in spring, especially in colder climates - this may take several weeks, even if other plants in your yard are already leafing out.

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Customer Reviews

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C.R. (Virginia)

Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.' - Butterfly Bush

L
L.B. (Georgia)
SMALL for the $

I have ordered these previously from another online garden store they were not in stock. I was very disappointed at the amount of money I spent and how small they were. The other garden online outlet has 3 gallon containers for $25 more per container than I spent on these very tiny containers. I tried to attach a picture. The site won’t allow it.

Hello! We're sorry that you're unsatisfied with your purchase. If there was an issue with your order, our customer service team would love to hear from you at claims@greatgardenplants.com. Our prices reflect the quality and care we put into each plant, emphasizing a healthy root system to help your plants establish quickly in your garden. Plus, our prices cover the availability of unique selections, which often can't be found in garden centers. It's not always easy (or cheap) to grow great plants! To save on your order, watch for the different sales and promotions throughout the season. We do appreciate your feedback. Happy gardening!

N
N.G. (Michigan)
Butterfly

Bushes arrived in very good condition.planted both bushes same day.after about ten days,they are thriving.Would buy them again.

B
B.C. (Ohio)
Great plants

Everything is planted and growing.

S
S.Q. (Kentucky)
Beautiful

I love my bushes they are amazing and beautiful! They bring me joy! Thank you