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

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Keep your local butterflies happy with a Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Lo & Behold® Blue Chip Butterfly Bush (Buddleia x 'Blue Chip'). This pretty shrub will please your butterflies, pollinators, your local hummingbirds, and anyone else who feasts their eyes on its lovely blue and purple flowers!

This compact shrub grows in a mounded structure, so it will fill your garden with beauty upward and outward. This miniature Buddleia was the first in a series of stunning Butterfly Bushes with a long-lasting blooming season. You can anticipate spikes of flowers from summer through late fall. These lovely bluish-purple flowers are both gorgeous and fragrant!

We're not the only ones who think this Proven Winners® plant is a winner! It's won the Best New Plant in several competitions, a "showstopper" award, and even a gold medal! Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 9, deer Just be careful - you may love this non-invasive as much as the butterflies do!

Planting and Application:

The Lo & Behold® Blue Chip is a gorgeous flowering specimen, and is a must-have addition to your Pollinators Borders and Cutting gardens! The fragrance delights your Cottage and Perennial gardens as low edging or backdrop hedges! Plant near garden benches and reading nooks to perfume your landscape and entice butterflies!

This fun and lively plant makes a spectacular groundcover. Plant a few around your butterfly garden to attract butterflies and Hummingbirds! This stunning miniature plant will also make a dainty and special patio or balcony container plant! Any small-space garden will benefit from these cheerful flowering dwarf shrubs!

  • Bluish Purple Long-Lasting Blooms
  • Fragrant & Great Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Aromatic Gray-Green Foliage & Compact Dwarf Shrub
  • Small-Scale Specimens, Container Plants, En Masse & Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Butterfly Bush grows well in medium to dry soil but won't thrive in wet conditions. Plant this shrub in full sun and in a very well-drained location. Provide regular moisture for new shrubs but once established, your Butddleia will only need supplemental moisture during the worst of drought and hottest summer months to keep the blooms returning. Provide a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch to support your shrub's root system.

And luckily, you won't have to work too hard to enjoy these reblooming blossoms! You don't need to prune your Lo and Behold® Blue Chip Butterfly Bush or deadhead it. You will want to cut these plants back to the ground before spring, when grown in colder climates; acting more like an herbaceous perennial. For plants grown in warm growing zones, these woody shrubs only need an early spring trim will help ensure the best performance and best flowers. Like most butterfly favorites, this deciduous plant is drought tolerant and not on any deer's menu of favorite snacks.

  • Full Sun Shrub/Perennial
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Fertility
  • Prune to Ground Early Spring
  • Non-Invasive & Salt-Tolerant & Deer-Resistant

The Lo & Behold® Blue Chip Butterfly Bush from Proven Winners® ColorChoice® can help keep your garden ecosystem healthy with all the winged creatures it'll attract! If you're looking for a pretty shrub with a fun personality, this plant has your name all over it. Order today at Nature Hills Nursery!

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
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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Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Lo & Behold® Blue Chip 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'
Mature Height 20 - 30 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Bluish-Lavender
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes
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