Lilac Chip Butterfly Bush
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, OR, WA|
New 'Lilac Chip' Butterfly Bush by Proven Winners! Most Butterfly Bushes can overtake the landscape because they grow so large. The Lilac Chip was developed to be more versatile in the landscape by keeping its size dwarf.
The stunning soft purple blooms stand out over its silvery green foilage. Enjoy lilac blooms attracting masses of butterflies and hummingbirds all summer long!
Are you new to gardening and low on extra time? The Lo & Behold 'Lilac Chip' requires no deadheading! It's one of the easiest butterfly bushes to maintain and resistant to deer. We forgot to mention that it's also a seedless variety so there is no mess.
Looking for a spot to plant the Lilac Chip? It will only reach about 18-24 inches tall and about 2-3 feet wide. This perennial is great for planting in mass for attracting more butterflies or even in containers on your patio!
Butterfly Bushes prefer full sun and well drained soil. During the winter months or early spring, it is best to prune your Butterfly Bush down to the ground to get it ready for the upcoming season. Keep this perennial fertilized with our special fertilizer for more blooms!
Buy your new fragrant Lilac Chip Butterfly Bush today, and we will ship it to your front door.
When Does This Butterfly Bush Bloom?
Expect blooms from this shrub in early to mid-summer that will last through the fall season.
Where Should This Shrub Be Planted?
Plant in a spot that gets plenty of sunlight and has well drained soil in grow zones 5-9. This bush is the perfect addition to a plant bed or mixed border.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Bush?
Catmint, creeping phlox and lilacs all pair well with butterfly bushes and will assist in attracting butterflies.
When planting your Lo and Behold® Lilac Chip Butterfly Bush be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new shrub to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant almost any time of the year.
Butterfly bushes tolerate full sun and part shade and are adaptable to a variety of soils as long as your soil is well drained. If your soil is nutrient rich your Butterfly bush will not require fertilizer. Fertilize in early spring and when planting if your soil is lacking. Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer. Water well when your plant is newly planted and during establishment, but otherwise Butterfly bushes are drought tolerant and only require watering during dry, hot periods. Butterfly bushes don't require pruning, but these shrubs do tolerate heavy pruning if you choose to do so. No deadheading is required for continuous blooms with this variety. Mulching is a good choice especially in colder regions to protect the roots from freezing temperatures.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Butterfly bushes in general are quite resilient and only rarely have issues. The Lo and Behold® series from Proven Winners in particular is extremely pest, disease, and deer resistant.
The Lilac Chip grows about 2 feet tall and wide. This perennial looks greats and fits in anywhere with plenty of sun. This butterfly bush is the perfect addition to any plant bed or mixed border. Try planting in mass for an amazing blanket of color. Plant about 2 feet apart. The Lo and Behold series of butterfly bushes is ideal for containers.