Talk about versatile. The petite size of Lo & Behold? ‘Lilac Chip’ buddleia makes it ideal for growing in mixed flower borders, containers or en masse as a deciduous ground cover. Like other butterfly bushes, Lo & Behold? ‘Lilac Chip’ attracts butterflies, but isn’t appealing to deer. This little shrub was planted at Moss Mountain Farm in early fall. Even though it was late in the growing season it managed to throw off quite a few flowers before the first hard frost. This is a good indication of heavy blooms in the summer.
Lo & Behold? ‘Lilac Chip’ buddleia is a true dwarf shrub that stays under two feet tall. The purple, fragrant flower panicles bloom continuously from early summer through the first autumn frost.
As with other buddleias, plant your Lo & Behold? ‘Lilac Chip’ in full sun. It will thrive in any soil type as long as it drains well. For best results, keep the plant consistently moist during the first year after planting. Once established, it is extremely tolerant to drought, heat and humidity. Lo & Behold? ‘Lilac Chip’ does not require deadheading and it will bloom continuously from early summer through the first autumn frost. In cold climates it may die back to the ground in winter, but it will return the following spring. In warm regions where the stems persist, cut the plant back to 12 inches tall in early spring.