Lo and Behold Blue Chip Jr Buddleia
Buddleja 'Blue Chip Jr.' Plant Patent #26,581
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Lo and Behold Blue Chip Jr Buddleia plants reportedly produce few seeds (almost sterile) and infrequently sucker in the garden. They flower continuously from June to frost, with no need to deadhead spent blooms. This cultivar is not considered to be invasive in the landscape.
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Lo and Behold Blue Chip Buddleia is the first cultivar to be released to commerce in a new miniature butterfly bush series named LO AND BEHOLD . This series is being developed at the Raulston Arboretum in North Carolina. Plants with additional flower colors are expected to be introduced in this series in the future. 'Blue Chip' plants grow in manageable, well-branched mounds to only 2' tall and feature intense blue flowers in spike-like terminal and axillary clusters. Flowers bloom continuously from June to September and sometimes to first frost. Flowers are fragrant, and, as the common name suggests, very attractive to butterflies. Willowy, elliptic leaves are green to gray-green. Lo and Behold Blue Chip Jr Buddleia is a complex hybrid originating as a third generation descendant from a hand pollinated cross of B. 'Honeycomb' and (B. 'Nanho Purple x B. lindleyana). U.S. Plant Patent PP19,991 was issued on May 12, 2009.