Broadleaf, deciduous, low-growing, multi-branched, compact shrub, to a height of about 2.5 ft, with a spreading habit. Leaves are opposite, simple, elliptic. and the upper surfaces are gray-green and the lower sufaces covered in a white pubescence. The flower cluster is a simple panicle displaying numerous small blue flowers, each with a small orange-yellow dot in the center; fragrant. Bloom occurs throughout the growing season. This selection exhibits low female fertility and reduced seed set, resulting in fewer seedlings surviving in the landscape.
Sun or part shade, moderate water requirements
Hardy to USDA Zone 5 `Blue Chip` originated as a third generation descendant from a hand pollinated cross of `Honeycomb` × (`Nanho Purple` × Buddleja lindleyana) made in 2001. This is the first release from the LO AND BEHOLD® dwarf Buddleia series being developed at North Carolina State University.
Oregon State Univ. campus: west end of the parking lot on Campus Way just east of the USDA Forage Seed Res. Center
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