Grow the plant that launched the dwarf butterfly bush craze - the original Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' buddleia from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs! Developed by Dr. Dennis Werner at North Carolina State University, this space-saving petite shrub blooms all summer without deadheading. The landscape possibilities are limitless: low flowering hedges, edging, perennial gardens, containers, and more. Non-invasive and approved for sale in Oregon and Washington.
Size: 2-2.5' tall and wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 5-9 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts adult butterflies of many species; also attracts hummingbird moths
Notable features: fragrant, deer resistant, drought tolerant, long blooming, deadheading not required.
Plant name: Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' Buddleia x 'Blue Chip' pp#19,991
For complete growing details, click on over to our garden guide.
Out of 23 plants, which all bloomed beautifully (and grew fast) the first season, this second season has me very disappointed. Only 5 plants have come back. I followed the spring pruning directions to a tee and we live in a mild climate (zone 8) so these should not have had any issues with our mild winters.
Hi Marianne, Thank you for leaving us feedback. It is not uncommon for Butterfly Bush to 'wake up' later than other plants in your garden. We know it can be hard to be patient in the spring, but with a few extra weeks you should see some new growth! Do you see any buds? Alive stems are firm, yet pliable. If you cut or scrape them, they will have a green cast inside. If the stems are dry and brittle they are likely dead. However, a few dead branches does not mean the plant is completely dead. You can read more about Butterfly Bush at the link below. Happy Gardening!