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Lo And Behold® Blue Chip Junior Dwarf Butterfly Bush
Buddleia 'Lo And Behold Blue Chip Junior'
Height: 20 inches
Spread: 20 inches
Hardiness Zone: 6a
Other Names: Summer Lilac
Group/Class: Lo And Behold Series
A valuable compact garden plant with showy spikes of deep blue flowers in late summer when little else blooms; attracts butterflies; maybe cut back to the ground each spring as it regrows vigorously, and blooms on new wood; great for smaller spaces
Lo And Behold® Blue Chip Junior Dwarf Butterfly Bush feature showy panicles of fragrant royal blue flowers with lavender overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid-fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has grayish-green foliage throughout the season. The fuzzy narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
Lo And Behold® Blue Chip Junior Dwarf Butterfly Bush is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low-maintenance shrub and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favour of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Lo And Behold® Blue Chip Junior Dwarf Butterfly Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Lo And Behold® Blue Chip Junior Dwarf Butterfly Bush will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner-city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.