Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Lo & Behold® Blue Chip Jr. Butterfly Bush

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SKU
6974003

Bold purple blooms and amazing fragrance, the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Lo & Behold® Buddleia are compact and perfect for the smaller urban landscape and container gardener! The Lo & Behold® Blue Chip Jr. Butterfly Bush, (Buddleia x 'Blue Chip Jr.') has a small stature but incredible full-sized flowers! Each long, floral spike consists of a clustered gathering of tiny florets in a delicate blueish hue.

With a gentle, rounded nature and compact habit, Blue Chip Jr. is a fast-growing flowering bush that won't take long to establish and won't demand your time and effort to maintain! The aromatic silvery-tinted green foliage is the perfect rounded backdrop to the upright spires of bold purple/blue blossoms! But you may not notice because of the sheer amount of hummingbirds and butterflies that will be dropping by to enjoy the nectar-rich blooms!

The outstanding feature of your Lo & Behold® Blue Chip Junior Butterfly Bush is of course the profusion of fragrant flowers that repeatedly bloom from mid-June and continue re-blooming right up until the first frost.

Sweet and petite, these shrubs reach 18-30 inches in height when in bloom and spread into a rounded 20-28 inches. Highly adaptable throughout USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9, these shrubs can act as perennials in colder climates, thriving in heat, humidity, cold, and remaining pest and disease-free!

Planting and Application:

Perhaps best of all, Blue Chip Jr. is (just as the name implies) a smaller version of Blue Chip with a more compact nature. Blue Chip Jr. will fit snugly into many locations in your yard but still perform just as beautifully as its larger relative! If you have the room, you can create tiered groupings by pairing Junior with its big brother!

Of course, another outstanding feature of the Butterfly Bush is its irresistible allure to wildlife! Set up some lawn chairs or a garden bench and get ready for the swarms of Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees that will bring their beauty and delightful nature to your yard! As well as provide their pollination skills for your fruiting plants and veggies.

Plant a few of these space-saving shrubs along an outbuilding for a decorative hedge, or just one in any spot for a lively focal point that's sure to enliven even the most drab location. Low enough to act as a facer plant or front-of-the-border edging, the tidy mounds are naturally rounded and act as visual property division and garden structure! Even larger planters work great for these sun-loving shrubs!

Easy to grow as a space-saving specimen plant as it is as an en masse planting, Butterfly Bushes are beautiful additions to Rock Gardens, and Cottage Borders, and transform any garden into a Pollinator garden!

  • Dark Blue-Hued Purple Flower Spires
  • Fragrant Rebloomer & Great Cut Flowers
  • Silvery Aromatic Foliage & Compact Rounded Mounds
  • Major Pollinator Nectar & Pollen Resources
  • Brilliant Specimens, Large Planter Thrillers, Mixed Beds & Mass Plantings

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Butterfly Bushes bloom best in full sun and in less sun will get leggy and not flower as profusely. Give Blue Chip Jr. a place in your garden with good drainage and plant with Nature Hills Root Booster. Provide your Buddleia regular moisture access for their first year but become low-water usage once established. Provide supplemental moisture during drought and the summer months to keep the flowers returning. Provide a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch to support your shrub's root system to hold moisture consistently and insulate the roots.

Take care to deadhead this beauty and you will have flowers well into autumn. Once winter hits, Butterfly Bushes will die back to the ground like a perennial in cold winters. In warmer climates, prune it back in spring to 12 inches to rejuvenate the entire plant.

  • Full Sun Shrubs
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Fast Growing & Cold Hardy
  • Moderate Moisture & Fertility
  • Deer Seldom Bother Them
  • Prune In Early Spring

Many people admire Butterfly Bushes but simply don't have the room for one. But the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Lo & Behold® Blue Chip Jr. lets everyone enjoy one in their yard! Find out all the amazing features of a Butterfly Bush today at Nature Hills Nursery. Try one today and you'll soon see why the Butterfly Bush is a favorite among gardeners!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Lo & Behold® Blue Chip Jr. Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Buddleia x 'Blue Chip Jr.'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 18 - 30 inches
Mature Spread 20 - 28 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Royal Blueish-Purple
Foliage Color Silver
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes
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