Small in Size, Big on Blooms
The summer heat carries on despite September creeping up on us. And with heat like this, you need a plant that lives for warm weather and absolutely shines in the hot summer sun. I’m, of course, talking about a butterfly bush. But let’s say you need something that won’t get quite as big as a traditional butterfly bush. Well, today’s plant is the smallest member of the Lo & Behold® series of butterfly bushes: Lo & Behold® ‘Pink Micro Chip.’
In summer, Lo & Behold® ‘Pink Micro Chip’ butterfly bush produces an abundance of lavender-pink flower spires and continues to flower into fall.
If you’re in an area where buddleia is restricted, you’re in luck because the entire Lo & Behold® series of butterfly bushes is non-invasive, including ‘Pink Micro Chip.’
Lo & Behold® ‘Pink Micro Chip’ is just 1.5-2’ tall and wide. So, what do you do with such a small butterfly bush? Let it shine in the front of the border, plant multiple for drama, or stick it in a container on your patio! This little buddleia can be used in so many ways, and its small stature makes it fit just about anywhere. Just plant it somewhere you can see it, and you and the butterflies will enjoy those gorgeous pink flower spires all summer long.
Like all buddleia, this beauty will do best in full sun and well-drained soil. It is hardy in USDA Zones 5-9. It’s best to prune Lo & Behold® ‘Pink Micro Chip’ after new growth emerges in spring; cut back to just above a set of large healthy buds.
It’s not necessary to deadhead Proven Winners® ColorChoice® butterfly bushes, but if you prefer to remove your spent blooms, check out this blog where Kristina gives you three useful tips on deadheading butterfly bushes.
Try to stay cool this weekend, and I’ll be back next week!