Introduced in 2008,'Blue Chip' represents a breakthrough in butterfly-bush breeding. Only 2'-3' in height and width, it stays dense and compact with little pruning. In summer, it's covered with beautiful, violet-blue, fragrant flowers. 'Blue Chip' sets few seeds, so it is not invasive, another significant advancement in breeding.
JC Raulston Arboretum (JCRA) director Dennis Werner and assistant Layne Snelling created 'Blue Chip' by crossing Buddleja 'Honeycomb' with a Buddleja interspecific hybrid. Look for other JCRA butterfly-bush introductions, such as 'Miss Ruby' and 'Summer Frost' in the Arboretum.
A JC Raulston Arboretum Introduction
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