Lo & Behold Ruby Chip® Butterfly Bush

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Brilliant Lo & Behold Ruby Chip® Butterfly Bush

  • Exquisite Ruby Magenta Blooms
  • Full-Size Flower Panicles on Petite Natural Dwarf
  • Great in Containers
  • Perfect Choice for Small Space Gardens
  • Natural Dwarf
  • Honey-Scented Fragrant Flowers
  • Showy Display For Months
  • Non-Invasive Cultivar
  • Wonderful Late-Season Nectar Resource
  • Support Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Beneficial Pollinators
  • Cute Patio Plant
  • Reblooming
  • Drought Resistant Once Established
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer

Plant scientists and breeders are working hard to bring small, reblooming plants to market. After all, modern landscape trends call for a big color punch without having to devote too much space to it.

Get that bold ruby color you crave in a nice compact plant. With Lo & Behold Ruby Chip® Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii x 'SMNBDD' PP# 32,399), the blooms just keep coming.

From mid-summer through frost, you'll get super-showy bloom panicles. Not only do you get to enjoy their outstanding visual impact...so will your local pollinators and hummingbirds.

Feel great about this petite choice. You won't even need to deadhead the blooms...as they just keep coming.

No need to worry about invasive seedlings so common to the old-fashioned species of Buddleia. Lo & Behold Ruby Chip produces non-invasive blooms.

They'll stay well-behaved, compact and tidy for you without mess. Grow them in the ground, or keep them in pots on your patio or balcony.

Cherish the long, curved blooms as they start out a fiery ruby-red. Watch for hints of magenta will come on as they mature. The blooms finally age to a lovely pink.

You'll see all three colors on a single plant at the same time! This shrub truly puts on a spectacular show.

Sneak a few blooms for free-form cut flower arrangements. Their light honey scent will delight you indoors.

Lo & Behold Ruby Chip Butterfly Bush generously provides a rich nectar resource just as Monarch butterflies are gearing up for their long annual migration. This thoughtful choice goes above and beyond to support pollinators in your area.

Add their showy charm to an integrated Butterfly or Pollinator Garden with caterpillar host plants. Nature Hills works so hard to grow and sell a huge catalog of flowering plants.

We follow all regulations on plant materials using a state-of-the-art online tool called Plant Sentry™. Even though this is a non-invasive modern cultivar, some areas can not receive shipments of Butterfly Bush, so type in your zip code to find out.

If we can ship into your area, enjoy these dramatic cuties in your landscape this season. They are red-hot and we'll sell out of our limited inventory quickly. Order Lo & Behold Ruby Chip Butterfly Bush today!

How to Use Lo & Behold Ruby Chip® Butterfly Bush in the Landscape

Pop these small plants into your existing perennial gardens to give them a little "perk-me-up". They'll effortlessly boost the flower power.

Plant them near entryways...whether it's beside your front door or on either side of the garden gate. These small plants capture attention and deliver easy curb appeal.

Of course, you can also use them to attract pollinators near a Victory Garden, too. Go ahead and plant a second sowing of veggies in mid-summer for fall harvest.

Ruby Chip has the same compact, well-branched, mounded growth habit of the Lo & Behold series from Proven Winners®. Run them as a sweet little edging plant along your full sun borders.

Create a solid display by planting them two feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Try them as a showy "Thriller" in outdoor pots. You can also use several of them as a "Filler" around the edges of those enormous containers you see nowadays.

Extend the season of interest in your landscape design by layering in these jewel-toned flowers. Add them as a facer in front of spring-blooming Decadence® Deluxe Pink Truffles False Indigo.

Repeat them anywhere you have full sun as a way to keep the eye moving through your planted spaces. Tie the whole look together with their enchanting blooms.

Your family and friends would also be thrilled with one or more as a special gift plant. Go ahead and make someone's day.

Can you imagine a more perfect gift to say "Thank You" for a hard-working teacher? We also know that nurses and doctors also love these sweet, giving plants.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Get the most plentiful flower display with at least six hours of full sun a day. Butterfly Bush also needs well-drained soil that doesn't stay soggy for long.

The first year in the ground, provide a regular schedule of supplemental water. After that, they become drought tolerant.

In extended drought, and when grown in containers...please give them water. You'll protect your investment.

The blooms keep coming without any special care. However, you can deadhead the spent blooms to keep your bushes tidy if you like.

Wait and prune Buddleia in early spring. At that point, simply cut your plants back to about a foot.

In colder climates, these plants may die back to the ground like a perennial. In those areas, trim all the stems back to ground level.

You'll have new growth and flowers on new wood from the crown. Fertilize with a good slow-release formula for flowering plants according to the directions.

Don't miss out on these popular butterfly magnets! Order Lo & Behold Ruby Chip Butterfly Bush today.

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

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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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.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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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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Lo & Behold Ruby Chip® Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii x 'SMNBDD'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 30 - 32 inches
Mature Spread 30 - 32 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pink, Purple, Red
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes
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