Lo and Behold Blue Chip Jr Butterfly Bush
|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well Drained|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, OR, WA|
Love Butterfly Bushes, their long lasting blooms, and all the hummingbirds and butterflies they attract?! Hate how huge and overgrown some varieties can become?! Meet the Lo and Behold® series from Proven Winners.This dwarf series blooms for months, adds loads of color to your landscape, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies AND FITS ANYWHERE!
The Blue Chip Jr. is the smallest butterfly bush you can find, only reaching about 2 feet tall and wide. This miniature, tough, yet lovely perennial looks great no matter how you choose to add in to your landscape. This colorful little guy is the perfect addition to any plant bed. Try planting in mass for an amazing blanket of blue. Nowhere to plant? No worries! Blue Chip jr is ideal for containers! Enjoy him at your first apartment and treasure him when you plant him at your very first home!
The Lo and Behold® Blue Chip jr Butterfly Bush brings uniquely beautiful COOL COLORS to your landscape! With its fragrant, pretty blue-purple blooms and silvery green foliage this dwarf perennial really stands out whether you plant 1 or 20.
Where Should This Bush Be Planted?
Plant this adaptable shrub in a spot that has well drained soil and full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 5-9.
When Does This Butterfly Bush Bloom?
This shrub will bloom from mid summer until the winter attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden or landscape.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Shrub?
Catmint, creeping phlox and lilacs all pair well with butterfly bushes and will assist in attracting butterflies.
When planting your Lo and Behold® Blue Chip jr 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 they do tolerate heavy pruning if you choose to do so. No deadheading is needed 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 Blue Chip jr only reaches 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.