LO & BEHOLD® ‘Blue Chip’

Butterfly Bush

Buddleia x

'Blue Chip'

USPP 19,991; CBR 3602

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  • Dwarf habit
  • Continuous blooming
  • Non-invasive
Description

The plant that started it all! Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' butterfly bush set the standard for non-invasive dwarf buddleia. A tidy, mounded habit, fragrant, purple-blue flowers, and continuous bloom without the need to deadhead combine to make this a landscaper favorite. Non-invasive and approved for sale in Oregon.

Awards Best New Plant, Salon due Vegetal; Best New Plant, MidAm '09; 2010 Showstopper Plant, NC Coop Extension Service; Top Buddleia, RHS; Gold Medal, Plantarium '09; Bronze Medal, Green for Life, Poland

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 2 - 2.5'

Width 2 - 2.5'

Finish Time .5 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer - frost

Flower Color Blue

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Good drainage is essential. The combination of wet soil and cold temperatures is particularly detrimental.

Pruning Prune only after new growth emerges in spring. Cut back to just above a set of large, healthy buds.

Uses All buddleia in the Lo & Behold® series are especially suited to groundcover and edging, as well as being incorporated into gardens, borders, and foundation plantings.

Growing Tips Plant in full sun for best flowering. Deadheading not required for continuous bloom. In clay soils, plant a bit higher than ground level to divert moisture away from the center of the plant.