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Buddleia Lo & Behold®  'Blue Chip'
ENLARGE IMAGE Super dwarf butterfly bush creates magic anywhere!
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Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip'

A space-saving butterfly bush with flower power!
Item: #BUDBCSQ
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $14.99
  • Super dwarf butterfly bush fits anywhere!
  • Months of blooms without trimming or deadheading
  • Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Neat, cushion-like habit
  • Plant in full sun
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' Description

This super-tiny butterfly bush is just the thing to tuck into your butterfly and hummingbird garden – or any flower garden! Lo & Behold® ‘Blue Chip’ butterfly bush (Buddleia x) grows as a little pincushion of a plant, “stuck” all over with blue flower spikes. This fun little space-saver works great in rock gardens, containers, landscapes, and flower beds. Blooms all summer without deadheading!

Growing tips: Butterfly bush are easy to grow but are very sensitive to wet soils, especially during cold weather. Do not add anything to the soil when planting, and plant it a bit higher in the soil than you would other plants. Do not prune or cut back until you see new growth emerge in spring. This can take several weeks, so be patient!

Special features: Attracts butterflies, Attracts hummingbirds, Drought tolerant, Long blooming, Deer resistant



Quick Facts

  • Botanical name: Buddleia x 'Blue Chip'
  • Common name:
    Butterfly bush
  • Zone:
    5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun (6+ hours)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quart
  • Soil type:
    Well-drained, even dry soil, is essential.
  • Soil moisture:
    Dry to moderate (if soil is well-drained)
  • Height x width:
    1.5-2' tall and wide
  • Flower color:
    Blue
  • Foliage color:
    Green
  • Season of interest:
    Summer-fall
  • Uses:
    Specimen, Flower gardens, Butterfly and Hummingbird gardens
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent:PP 19991

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PLANTING GUIDE

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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