Buddleia × 'Blue Chip'
Common name: 
Blue Chip Buddleia
Blue Chip Butterfly Bush
Pronunciation: 
bud-LEE-a
Family: 
Scrophulariaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Buddleja 'Blue Chip'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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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  • plant habit, early fall

    plant habit, early fall

  • flower clusters, in bloom and spent

    flower clusters, in bloom and spent

  • flower clusters

    flower clusters

  • foliage

    foliage

  • shoot

    shoot

  • leaves

    leaves