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Lo & Behold® Blue Chip Jr. Buddleia

1-Quart
Item # 35259
$22.95 $13.77

Buddleia davidii Lo and Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr' PPAF

This Diminutive Butterfly Bush is Cute as a Button!
Genus
Buddleia
Species
davidii
Variety
Lo and Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr'
ppaf
PPAF
Item Form
1-Quart
Zone
5 - 9
BloomStartToEnd
Early Summer - Mid Fall
Habit
Dwarf
PlantHeight
20 in
PlantWidth
20 in
Additional Characteristics
Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Seedless/Sterile
Bloom Color
Blue
Foliage Color
Light Green, Medium Green, Silver/Gray
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Moisture Requirements
Moist,  well-drained
Resistance
Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Uses
Fall Color, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ground Cover, Hedge
Restrictions
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Washington, Oregon
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  • Butterflies like a lot of sunlight, so locate your garden in a sunny area.

  • If you live in a windy location, plant your butterfly-attracting plants near a building, fence, or hedge to protect them.

  • Plant a variety of nectar-rich plants, as well as shrubs and evergreens for shelter.

  • Since many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved, try to put in some that are native to your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center provides lists of plants native to states and regions.

  • Certain colors are particularly attracting to butterflies – red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange blooms that are clustered or flat-topped, with a short flower tubes are especially attractive to adult butterflies.

  • Avoid using pesticides, especially around nectar-producing plants.

  • Provide a shallow source of water – try a birdbath with pebbles lining the bowl.

  • Place a rock in a sunny spot for butterfly basking and resting.

  • Create a "puddling area" by digging a shallow hole filled with compost or manure where rainwater will collect and release essential salts and minerals.

  • If you want butterflies to breed in your garden, put in some caterpillar food plants, such as parsley, milkweeds, asters, thistles, violets, clover, grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.

  • Since butterflies need nectar throughout the entire adult phase of their lives, try to create a design that will allow for a continuous bloom – when one stops blooming, another starts.
Deer Resistant Trees

As the deer population has boomed and food has become scarcer, they have become more aggressive. In some areas deer will strip your garden bare, leaving nothing green or flowery behind. While there is no such thing as a completely deer-proof garden, there are some effective things you can do to protect your garden from these hungry animals.

Use physical barriers


A High Fence
Deer can jump pretty high, but a fence higher than eight feet (higher on an up-slope) and flush with the ground will keep any deer out.

Electric Fences
They are a much easier and less expensive solution. Deer generally will not try to jump electric fences, but will rather try to climb through the wires, receiving a deterring shock.

Bird-Netting
An even less extreme physical option is to put bird netting over your larger and more susceptible plants.

Plant Deer-resistant Varieties

Herbs, some conifers, and many flowers are some of the best deer-resistant plants. More fragrant plants will often deter predation. Planting just a few deer-resistant plants will limit grazing of your other plants. Remember, "deer-resistant" does not mean deer-proof. A hungry animal will eat just about anything.

Having a dog In the Family

Dogs Keep Deer Away Owning a dog, especially a big dog will almost always keep deer from approaching your home. Just the scent of the dog will keep most deer away, and if your dog lives outside you will probably never see any deer.

For most gardeners, it is a combination of different solutions that works best. Every gardener has to find the solution that works best in their garden.

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