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Lo And Behold Blue Chip Dwarf Butterfly Bush

Buddleia 'Lo And Behold Blue Chip'

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Lo And Behold Blue Chip Dwarf Butterfly Bush (Buddleia 'Lo And Behold Blue Chip') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Buddleia 'Lo And Behold Blue Chip' flowers

Buddleia 'Lo And Behold Blue Chip' flowers

(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)

Height: 3 feet

Spread: 30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 5b

Other Names: Summer Lilac

Group/Class: Lo And Behold Series

Description:

A valuable compact garden plant with showy lavender-blue spikes of flowers in late summer when little else blooms, and attracts butterflies; may treat as a perennial and cut it back to the ground each spring as it regrows vigorously and blooms on new wood

Ornamental Features:

Lo And Behold Blue Chip Dwarf Butterfly Bush features showy panicles of fragrant purple flowers at the ends of the branches from mid 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 color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Lo And Behold Blue Chip Dwarf Butterfly Bush is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded 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 butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lo And Behold Blue Chip Dwarf Butterfly Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting
  • Container Planting

Plant Characteristics:

Lo And Behold Blue Chip Dwarf Butterfly Bush will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 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.

 
 
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