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Lo and Behold® Ice Chip Butterfly Bush

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 1.5-2 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2-2.5 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun

Imagine all the benefits of a butterfly bush packed into a dwarf plant with white flowers. That's Lo and Behold Ice Chip Butterfly Bush (Buddleia). And those benefits are numerous — it is drought tolerant, heat tolerant, resistant to deer and rabbits, but irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds. Each summer, pretty cone-shaped blossoms appear in graceful white above the creamy green leaves. This is one of the most versatile and rewarding plants you can place in your landscape or a container.

Here's another benefit of Behold Ice Chip Butterfly Bush: it is not invasive like some varieties, so you can grow this dwarf buddleia in any state in zones 5 through 9. Because it grows only 1.5 to 2 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide, this dwarf butterfly bush makes a pretty groundcover in a sunny area of the landscape. Plant several together for a white carpet on which pollinators can land. The blooms appear in summer and continue to appear through early fall.

Lo and Behold Ice Chip Butterfly Bush Care

Like all buddleias, Behold Ice Chip Butterfly Bush needs a little extra water for its first year. After that, it should thrive on rainwater only. Just be sure to plant your butterfly bush in a container or soil that drains well. It will bloom continuously through summer with no deadheading. Prune your shrub back in early spring just above new green leaves that emerge after winter. It's that simple to grow!

Lo and Behold Ice Chip Butterfly Bush Spacing

Sometimes called "Summer Lilac," Behold Ice Chip Butterfly Bush is not a lilac at all, and instead boasts the drought tolerance of the buddleias. If planting a group of these buddleias as a border or groundcover, space them 2 to 3 feet apart.

Interesting Fact(s) - This plant is sometimes called "summer lilac" instead of a "butterfly bush."

Buddleia x 'Ice Chip' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Silver-Green
Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 1.5-2 Feet
Spread: 2-2.5 Feet
Spacing: 2-3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Type: Non-invasive
Scientific Name: Buddleia x USPP 24,015
Common Name: Lo and Behold® Ice Chip Butterfly Bush
Other Names: Summer Lilac
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.