Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.' Description
Butterfly bush keeps getting better and better. This updated selection is more compact, needs no deadheading and still provides 4 months of continuous blooms and endures sun, drought, heat, humidity, and deer!
Growing only 18-24" with a tailored mounding habit, this flowering shrub is tough and vigorous demanding a spot in any all season perennial garden. Foliage as a silver hue. Blue spiked flowers begging to appear in summer and just go on and on until fall.
Highlights about this easy to grow shrub:
- More compact and earlier blooming than the original Lo & Behold 'Blue Chip' butterfly bush.
- Stiffer stems that don't break off as easily.
- Sterile - does not set seed!
- Full flowering - masses of flowers fragrant reblooming blue flowers are simply wonderful providing a tidy and enticing look in the landscape.
- No deadheading! Enjoy charming flowers all summer with no pruning required!
- Award winner.
Features: Attracts butterflies, Blooms first year, Cold hardy, Cut flower, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fast growing, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Attracts hummingbirds
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Buddleia Lo & Behold 'Blue Chip Jr.''
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30" x 24"
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Accent, Border, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Massing, Small spaces
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- Patent #:None PP26581
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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, rather than even with, the soil.
Light: Full sun - at least six hours of bright sun each day is necessary for healthy plants and abundant blooms.
Water: Low to average watering; soil can even be dry once established. Butterfly bush do not tolerate wet conditions for any period of time.
Spacing: 3 to 4 feet
Fertilizing: Little needed; if desired, apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring.
Winterizing:In fall, plants can be trimmed lightly if desired, 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 begun to emerge. 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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