Lo & Behold® Pink Micro Chip Buddleia
A shrub so small you can grow it even in a small pot.
The Lo & Behold® series of miniature Buddleias was already such a breakthrough for the Butterfly Bush, but now the Raulston Arboretum has outdone itself! 'Pink Micro Chip' not only improves on the series in terms of size and health, but also features pinkish blooms of a gorgeous mauve. This much-anticipated true dwarf is not available until 2015 or later from most suppliers, but we are happy to offer it in the Spring of 2014!
The latest in the exciting new Lo & Behold™ series of miniature Buddleias introduced by the Raulston Arboretum, this mounding, well-branched plant reaches less than 2 feet high and wide, yet flowers continuously (rather than in waves) and never needs deadheading. This is the best variety ever developed for use as a groundcover or container specimen.
'Pink Micro Chip' reaches just about 20 inches high and wide, yet flowers profusely beginning in early summer (somewhat earlier than many) and continuing without cease into autumn. Unlike most older varieties, 'Pink Micro Chip' concentrates all its energy into flowering, and offers no volunteer sprouts or messy debris to collect at season's end. It doesn't even need deadheading! And the lack of seeds also makes this mighty bloomer less invasive, which is especially important in areas where seeded varieties of Butterfly Bush are now regulated.
Like all Butterfly Bushes, 'Pink Micro Chip' thrives in full sunshine--the more the merrier--and any well-drained soil. Water and feed it well the first year to get its root system established in your garden. Once it feels at home, it's quite forgiving of heat, humidity, poor soil, and even drought! It needs no special care beyond a strong pruning in early spring -- cut it down to ⅓rd its original size in late February/Early March, and watch it return even more dense and floriferous than before! Deer leave it alone, but hummingbirds as well as bees and butterflies are attracted to its sweet, lightly fragrant blossoms. Now you can enjoy the ease and beauty of Buddleia in entirely new garden settings! Zones 5-9.
|Variety||Lo and Behold® 'Pink Micro Chip'|
|Zone||5 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Mid Fall|
|PlantHeight||20 in - 24 in|
|PlantWidth||20 in - 24 in|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Seedless/Sterile|
|BloomColor||Light Lavender, Pink|
|FoliageColor||Light Green, Medium Green, Silver/Gray|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ground Cover, Hedge|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Washington, Oregon|