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4.5 in. Qt. Lo and behold 'Blue Chip Jr.' Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) Live Shrub, Blue-Purple Flowers

$21.43
  • Drought tolerant Butterfly Bush with purple blooms Spring - Fall
  • Plant deciduous shrub in full sunlight; attracts pollinators
  • Ships at 5-8 in. & can grow up to 1.5-2.5 ft. when mature
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About This Product

Lo and Behold 'Blue Chip' Jr. Butterfly Bush from Proven Winners is small, compact and has attractive bluish purple blooms and silver-green leaves. It is great for mass plantings, containers or mixed into perennial gardens. This charmer flowers from mid-Summer to frost. It is also non-invasive and drought tolerant. Buddleias attract pollinatiors like butterflies and hummingbirds while deterring certain pests like deer.

Highlights

  • 1.5-2.5 ft. tall and 1.5-2 ft. wide at maturity
  • Drought tolerant
  • Deer resistant
  • Attracts pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Full sun (8 hours) required
  • Hardy in zones 5-9, be sure to check your USDA zone to ensure success
  • Quart shrubs are 5-8 in. tall and 6 months to 1-year old at shipment, varies by season and plant
  • Shrubs shipped from November through April will arrive dormant; shrubs shipped April through October will arrive green or in bloom
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Model # BUDPRC1177800

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)18 in.Mature Width (in.)20 in.

Details

Additional CharacteristicsDeer Resistant, Drought TolerantAnnual / PerennialPerennial
Average Shipping Height (in.)6 inBest Time to PlantSpring
Bloom SeasonSummerBlossom Color FamilyAssorted Colors
Botanical NameBuddleiaCommon Name FamilyButterfly Bush
Container Size4.5 in. Quart(s)Container TypeContainer
Evergreen or DeciduousDeciduousFragranceFragrant
Growth HabitMoundedHardiness Zone5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Mature Height (ft.)4-6Mature Shrub Height Range (Ft.)2-3 Ft.
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)1Optimal Soil ConditionNeutral
Pet FriendlyUnsafe for PetsRecommended Space Between Plantings (in.)20-32
Returnable90-DaySun ToleranceFull Sun
Water RequirementsTwice a weekWildlife AttractedBees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Wildlife DeterredDeer

Questions & Answers

44Questions
caret
Q:Would bees be an issue if planted in the front yard close to the porch?
by|Oct 13, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  Hi msdiy, Thanks for your inquiry! The Lo & Behold 'Blue Chip' Jr. displays fragrant blue/purple flowers all summer. It attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds while resisting deer. It's the perfect small shrub for anywhere in the garden. This shrub will reach 1.5-2 feet tall and wide at maturity, thrives within zones 5-9 and requires full sun (at least 8 hours) per day. Prune in spring, after the new growth emerges. The warmer your climate, the more you should cut back your butterfly bush each spring. Left unpruned, large butterfly bushes can become “second story” plants: their flowers form way up at the top so you can’t enjoy them unless you have a second-story window. I recommend planting this shrub at least a few feet away from the porch area if you wish, but bees should not be an issue. Bees as a general rule, are not aggressive unless they feel threatened, and will leave humans alone if they are left alone :) Please contact us with questions at helpdesk@provenwinnersdirect.com, via phone at 855-797-5268, or chat with us online. We are here to help! --Sarah

by|Oct 16, 2023
    caret
    Q:how fast will the bush grow
    by|May 3, 2023
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    A:  Butterfly bush is known for its rapid growth, up to two feet in height per year or more. It can reach its mature size in just one or two growing seasons. This shrub option is low maintenance, only requiring annual pruning in late winter to encourage spring blooms and maintain a compact shape. Prune in spring, after the new growth emerges. The warmer your climate, the more you should cut back your butterfly bush each spring. Left unpruned, large butterfly bushes can become “second story” plants: their flowers form way up at the top so you can’t enjoy them unless you have a second-story window. As always, please feel free to reach out to us at any time with any questions or concerns. You can email us at helpdesk@provenwinnersdirect.com or chat with us online! We are happy to help!

    by|May 28, 2023
      1 found this answer helpful
      caret
      Q:Can these be planted in mostly shade?
      by|Apr 29, 2023
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      A:  No - these guys need decent sun, 4-6 direct hours per day minimum.  

      by|May 3, 2023

        A:  Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.' Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) requires Full sun (at least 8 hours a day) to perform at their best. As always, please feel free to reach out to us at any time with any questions or concerns. You can email us at helpdesk@provenwinnersdirect.com or chat with us online! We are happy to help!

        by|May 28, 2023
          2 found this answer helpful
          caret
          Q:I understand, this time of year the bush will not have any leaves or flowers and will ship as pictured, bare. Does this lose all leaves and flowers each year in the off season from November - April?
          by|Dec 7, 2022
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          A:  I think it depends where you are located. In northern FL it does NOT lose all of its leaves.

          by|Jan 9, 2023
            1 found this answer helpful

            A:  Mine does.

            by|Dec 12, 2022

              A:  Hello, thank you for contacting us. We are happy to help! Our Blue Chip Jr goes into dormancy during the cold months (usually November-April depending on where you live) meaning it will lose its foliage and blooms during that time. I hope this helps! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (734)654-7485 or helpdesk@provenwinnersdirect.com Kind Regards, Allie

              by|Dec 27, 2022
                1 found this answer helpful
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                • 3.7 out of 419 reviews
                • 73% recommend this product
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                Two of the four plants look healthy and ready to go. The other two should not have left the nursery. One attached leaf between them and its not like the fell off in transit I found just a few loose ones in the container. Terrible cost to benefit ratio.
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                Response from Proven WinnersJan 3, 2024
                We are sorry your order did not meet your expectations. We always want our gardening friends to be successful with their plants and are happy to help. Please email us at helpdesk@provenwinnersdirect.com and provide us with your order number. We look forward to hearing from you.
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                Cori -- Proven Winners Direct
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                  Dead
                  Planted two of these in fifferen5 locations. They both died.
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                  Response from Proven WinnersDec 12, 2023
                  Hi Lori- thanks for the feedback. I am sorry to hear about your butterfly bushes. Our team would love to help with this! Please reach out to us at helpdesk@provenwinnersdirect.com so we can further assist! -Allyson, Proven Winners Direct
                    SERIOUSLY?
                    Boy, no comparison between what I received and the pic on the website! Puny little plant. Disappointed!
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                    Response from Proven WinnersDec 12, 2023
                    Hi FINIS. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed in the plant you received. If it didn't put on lots of growth this season, please reach out to our team at helpdesk@provenwinnersdirect.com so we can assist! We want to make sure all of our garden friends are most successful with our plants! -Allyson, Proven Winners Direct
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                      Very Disappointed
                      I made the mistake of looking at this beautiful plant in the photo. These are tiny little plants for the price. Really Home Depot?
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                        1 found this review helpful
                        Plant totally dried out. Bad customer service...
                        Plant totally dried out. Bad customer service
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                          love it
                          I have been very pleased with everything I've gotten from Proven Winners so far! Only had this bush in the pot for about 2 weeks, but it appears to be thriving! It is starting to flower now. Looks like it is going to be very fast grower too.
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                            Give it sun and water
                            Full sun with water 2-3 x a week and you have a beautiful bush in 6 weeks. This is facing south in Los Angeles, so sun is strong 8 hours a daym
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                              I was surprised and happy to see HOW quick this beautiful Butterfly plant "put on flowers" as it ...
                              I was surprised and happy to see HOW quick this beautiful Butterfly plant "put on flowers" as it was SO young and SO little, BUT, "Proven Winner" flowers always brighten my HOME!!
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                              As much as I love the convenience of ordering online and ship to home.. these 3 plant purchases w...
                              As much as I love the convenience of ordering online and ship to home.. these 3 plant purchases were an extreme disappointment. I have ordered plants this way previously and they showed up beautifully green and in bloom.. These did not.. hoping to get my money back, about 60.00 worth of mostly dead, dried up plants.
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