- 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|
|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|
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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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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
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Time of Order:
- 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.