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.
Butterfly Bushes prefer full sun so provide at least 6 hours of full sun to keep your plant at its best. These hardy plants tolerate just about any soil as long as it is drains well. No pruning is needed for this easy miniature, but these shrubs tolerate even extreme pruning. This seedless variety is no mess and doesn't need to be deadheaded to keep blooming! Keep this perennial fertilized with our balanced, slow release fertilizer for even more blooms!
You will be hard-pressed to find a dwarf plant that is so easy to grow and as beautiful as the Lo and Behold Blue Chip jr. Buy one today and treat yourself or a loved one to this perfect gift of nature!
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.' Buddleia x USPP 26,581|
How To Care for your new Lo & Behold® Blue Chip jr Butterfly Bush
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.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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