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Buddleja Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip'

Description

Buddlieja 'Blue Chip', grows in average, well-drained soils in full sun. It may become weedy and sparse with diminished flowering performance if not grown in full sun. Does not do well with wet feet.

It grows as a herbaceous perennial in USDA Zones 5 and 6, as it will die to the ground in winter. Pruning to the round in winter will benefit the plant.   It will grow more vigorously in the spring, have a better shape to the plant and produce more flowers  Deadheading encourages additional blooms 

'Blue Chip' plants reportedly produce few seeds and infrequently sucker in the garden. 

‘Blue Chip’ is the first cultivar to be released to commerce in a new miniature butterfly bush series named LO AND BEHOLD. This series is being developed at the Raulston Arboretum in North Carolina.

 

 

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#purple#fragrant#butterflies#showy flowers#shrub#wildlife plant#purple flowers#cut flowers#rabbit resistant#clay tolerant#butterfly garden#sterile#non-evasive#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#fragrant#butterflies#showy flowers#shrub#wildlife plant#purple flowers#cut flowers#rabbit resistant#clay tolerant#butterfly garden#sterile#non-evasive#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Buddleja
    Family:
    Scrophulariaceae
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Rounded
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blue flowers in spike-like terminal and axillary clusters.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are willowy and elliptic.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Rabbits