Plant of the Week
Our plant of the week has just been given the title of best new plant and received a gold medal at the Salon Du Vegetal in France! Some of you may already be growing it, as it was available here last year. It’s Buddleia Lo & Behold ‘Blue Chip’, and is the only miniature butterfly bush with loads of lightly fragrant blue-purple flowers. This dwarf selection (24-30 inches high and wide) is drought and deer resistant, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, flowers continuously (all summer long) without deadheading, and is great as a specimen, mass plantings, and compact enough to grow in containers. Hardy zones 5-9, loves the sun, and really is a low maintenance all summer flowering shrub (or woody perennial). Look for this “must have” in our garden stores this spring.
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