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Lo & Behold Ruby Chip® Butterfly Bush

Proven Winners

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$29.99
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  • USDA Growing Zones 5a-9b
  • 32 Inches Tall & Wide
  • Plant in Full Sunlight
  • Non-invasive butterfly bush!

At 32 inches tall and wide, Lo & Behold Ruby Chip butterfly bush is perfect to plant among perennials. New in 2021, Ruby Chip’s flurries of reddish-magenta flowers attract butterflies, bees, hummers and other good bugs. Plant the summer-long blooming shrub in full sun. It is drought and heat tolerant. Mixed with perennials, Ruby Chip’s long blooming habit creates a season of pretty fragrant flowers to carry the bed as other perennials move in and out of season.

Ruby Chip butterfly bush’s long blooming characteristic makes it a good choice for containers, too. Its mounded growth works well planted singly in a pot, or if mixed with other plants, it does well as filler.

Lo & Behold Ruby Chip® Butterfly Bush Care

This is a fairly low maintenance shrub. In colder climates, leave the plant upright to protect from winter temperatures. (The spent flowers add a bit of winter interest.) Cut it back to about 4 inches from the ground in spring. Many butterfly bushes are slow to break dormancy, so give this plant a chance to show life. In warmer climates, tidy up the plant as needed. It is not necessary to remove dead flowers (called deadheading) to keep the plant blooming all summer.

In some areas of the United States, butterfly bush may be considered invasive. The greatest offender was Buddleia davidii, with some of the first varieties on the market. These newer varieties are considered sterile and do not have a tendency to self-sow. Insects still visit the plants even if the flowers are sterile. If you are still uncertain, you can check with your state or county authorities to see what’s allowed in your area. We always follow each state’s guidelines when selling plants to customers.

Lo & Behold Ruby Chip® Butterfly Bush Spacing

Use one in a 12 inch container or larger. Use one in mixed containers as a centerpiece or filler, depending on the size of container and companion plants. In the landscape, plant about 32 inches apart.

Lo & Behold Ruby Chip® Butterfly Bush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Height: 30 - 32 Inches
Mature Width: 30 - 32 Inches
Plant Spacing: 30 - 32 Inches
Growth Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Shade: Ruby
Seasonal Interest: Summer through Fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Reblooming
Uses: Border Plant Container Edging Plant Landscape Mass Planting
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Buddleia x 'SMNBDD' USPP 32,399, Can PBRAF
SKU:
BUDRC

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations