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

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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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description Butterfly bush (Buddleia) 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 18-24" 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 #: USPP 26,581
Common name: Butterfly bush
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
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.

Customer Reviews

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K
K.J. (Oregon)
Poor

These poor plants were dead when I received them.

Hello! We apologize you received your plants not up to our standards. As we try our best to provide exceptional service, some factors like shipping and handling are outside of our control, and issues like this can sometimes happen. Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

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L
L.O. (North Carolina)
Dead Plants

Plants were dead. Emailed twice and called once. No response.

Hello! We have no record of an email or call from you. Please email us at customerservice@butterflybushes.com or give us a call at 877-447-4769 and we will assist you immediately. Happy Gardening!

L
L.A. (New Jersey)
Lo & Behold - Blue Chip Jr. butterfly bush

Came in the normal perfect packaging. They were 1qt 4 each I purchased and i love them. Still babies, but already growing and blooming!

L
L.H. (West Virginia)
Stunnted plants

I ordered my last order for this year last month the plants have not grown or bloomed or grown any so I'm not happy with this I don't think I will order agin from this company have had a lot of problems with them

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. Our customer service team is always here to help out with any problems you may have. You can connect with them at info@greatgardenplants.com. We do have a 60 day guarantee on all of our plants and will refund your purchase or replace the plants if you have received your order within that timeframe. (https://www.greatgardenplants.com/pages/our-guarantee)

In regards to plant growth. It is hard to say for certain why you haven't seen growth since so many factors such as weather, soil type, watering, and fertilizing all come into play. When transplanting young plants from a nursery pot to a garden, the plant allocates more energy to root development instead of shoot development (above ground). It's important for them to develop a robust root system so they can actually absorb the nutrients and water in the soil around them. Then after their root system is more developed they'll invest in their shoots and flower development. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. We hope this helps.

Again, our customer service team is always here to help out. Happy Gardening!

S
S.S. (South Carolina)
Arrived dry to the bone, hanging on for life, miniscule

Hope they make it.
Not up to the standard of other online plant providers.