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Buddleia 'Blue Chip' PP 19,991

Blue Chip Butterfly Bush

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Item #: 8543

Zones: 5a to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(aka Buddleia 2004-09) We are excited to offer the first butterfly bush from the breeding program of Dr. Dennis Werner of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NCSU. Not only does this hybrid of Buddleia lindleyana, Buddleia 'Nanho Purple', and Buddleia 'Honeycomb' have very low seed set, but Buddleia 'Blue Chip' is one of the most compact buddleias we have trialed. At the UK's Wisley trials it was #2 in public voting after Dennis's Buddleia 'Miss Ruby'. The short internodes produce a compact plant that stays at 1-2' tall in the first season, and with an annual rejuvenation (beheading) it remains 2-3' tall. Unpruned plants will eventually reach 4' in height. Blue Chip butterfly bush is adorned through the summer with short spikes of lavender-blue...a perfect deer-resistant plant fit for small spaces and great for low-flying butterflies and hummingbirds. Unlike most material sold, these are foliar nematode free.