Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.'

Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.'

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More compact than other Buddleia
SKU v1982
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 9

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.'

The Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.' Buddleia series of miniature Buddleias was already such a breakthrough for the Butterfly Bush, but now the Raulston Arboretum has outdone itself. 'Blue Chip Jr.' improves on 'Blue Chip' in several ways: it is even smaller, it is less brittle, and the leaves have more of a silver sheen to them. This much-anticipated sequel is not available until 2015 or later from most suppliers, but we are happy to offer it in the Spring of 2014.

The latest in the exciting new Lo & Behold™ series of miniature Buddleias introduced by the Raulston Arboretum, this mounding, well-branched plant reaches less than 2 feet high and wide, yet flowers continuously (rather than in waves) and never needs deadheading. This is the best variety ever developed for use as a groundcover or container specimen.

'Blue Chip Jr.' reaches just about 20 inches high and wide, yet flowers profusely beginning in early summer (somewhat earlier than many) and continuing without cease into autumn. Unlike most older varieties, 'Blue Chip Jr.' concentrates all its energy into flowering, and offers no volunteer sprouts or messy debris to collect at season's end. It doesn't even need deadheading. And the lack of seeds also makes 'Blue Chip Jr.' less invasive, which is especially important in areas where seeded varieties of Butterfly Bush are now regulated.

'Blue Chip Jr.' is a Proven Winner®, which means exactly what it sounds like. These high-performing varieties have been thoroughly tested in trial gardens all around the world, and their health, vigor, and beauty have proven unparalleled.

Like all Butterfly Bushes, 'Blue Chip Jr.' thrives in full sunshine—the more the merrier—and any well-drained soil. Water and feed it well the first year to get its root system established in your garden. Once it feels at home, it's quite forgiving of heat, humidity, poor soil, and even drought. And it needs no special care beyond a strong pruning in early spring—cut it down to ⅓ its original size in late February/Early March, and watch it return even more dense and floriferous than before. Deer leave it alone, but hummingbirds as well as bees and butterflies are attracted to its sweet, lightly fragrant blossoms. Now you can enjoy the ease and beauty of Buddleia in entirely new garden settings, thanks to 'Blue Chip Jr.'.

This variety of Buddleia has been approved as a seedless butterfly bush cultivar and is considered sterile, producing less than two percent viable seeds, so it will not spread. It is approved for sale in all states without restriction. https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/NurseryChristmasTree/Pages/ButterflyBush.aspx

Unfortunately, we cannot ship to Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Product Details

Genus Buddleia
Species davidii
Variety 'Blue Chip Jr.'
Plant Patent PP26581
Product Classification Shrubs, Trees and Shrubs
Habit Dwarf
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Blue
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Mid Fall
Foliage Color Light Green, Medium Green, Silver/Gray
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Special Features Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Seedless/Sterile
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Hedge
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Customer Reviews

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Deer love it
Review by Corn fed up
I just bought my first dwarf butterfly bush ( tutti fruiti ) from my local garden center and planted it in a 3' tall cement culvert section that i painted. I have only had it for a week but have already had butterflies and humming birds come to it. I love it. I do want to say that this bush is not deer proof as it is described. I have had deer eat on it quite a bit, so don't believe what is said that deer tend to leave this little beauty alone. Not true. Now i have to spend as much for fencing as I did for the bush just to keep the stinking deer off of it. I had to pay $53 for my bush. I gave it 3 stars only because the article describing it says that deer tend to leave it alone. Otherwise I would have rated it higher.

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