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Buddleja davidii 'Blue Chip'

LO & BEHOLD® Butterfly Bush

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Description

Lavender-blue flowers with a small orange eye are produced in profusion throughout the summer on Lo & Behold® Blue Chip butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii 'Blue Chip'), a half-hardy shrub. (Its top is frequently killed to the ground in Chicago-area gardens.) Butterflies, hummingbirds, and honey bees are all attracted to the honey-scented flowers. Deer and rabbits, however, don't care for the taste of the leaves or stems. This cultivar is noted for producing very few viable seeds, which makes it an excellent choice for warmer climates where more fertile cultivars sometimes reseed into natural areas. Plant in full sun and water it well the first year to get the root system well established. Thereafter, it rarely needs supplemental watering.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Blue, Lavender
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9