Lo and Behold Ice Chip Butterfly Bush for Sale Online
Lo and Behold Ice Chip Buddleia plants reportedly produce few seeds (almost sterile) and infrequently sucker in the garden. They flower continuously with white blooms from June to frost, with no need to deadhead spent blooms. This cultivar is not considered to be invasive in the landscape.
About Your Lo and Behold Ice Chip Butterfly Bush
Lo and Behold Ice Chip 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.
|Mature Height:||1.5 to 2 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 2.5 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, re-blooming|
|Habit:||Low growing dwarf habit. Can be a groundcover when planted en masse|
|Flower Color:||White, Very floriferous|
|Pruning Season:||No pruning needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
How to Care for Lo and Behold Ice Chip Butterfly Bush
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Lo and Behold Ice Chip Buddleia plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Lo and Behold Ice Chip Buddleia to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone fertilizer is recommended to be used at planting to provide the much needed mycorrhiza fungus that naturally protects plant roots from diseases and pathogens.
Additional Information about Lo and Behold Buddleias:
Lo and Behold Blue Chip Buddleia was 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. 'Blue Chip' 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. Common name refers to its attraction to butterflies.