Hardy Hybrids

Lo and Behold® Blue Chip

This series of compact dwarf Buddleja won’t seed about your garden, so no invasives to worry about. Perfect for patio pots, low hedges and borders, Buddleja ‘Blue Chip’ is smothered in blue blooms from early summer to the first frosts of autumn.



A hybrid created by Dennis Werner at the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, part of the North Carolina State University, USA. Dr. Werner was looking to create a genuinely dwarf Buddleja that did not self seed.

B. Lo and Behold® ‘Blue Chip’ was the first of a series of plants created by crossing B. davidii, B. davidii var. nanhoensis ‘Nanho Purple’, B. globosa and B. lindleyana.




  • Flower Colour: Medium blue
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Eventual height: 100-150cm (3-5ft) Spread: 100-150cm (3-5ft) sometimes grows away to 2m (6ft)
  • Hardiness: -20°C
  • Leaf colour: Dark green very brittle stems
  • Flowering: Late August -Sept
  • Fragrance: Very faint
  • Situation: Sunny well drained
  • Wildlife: Moderate

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B185

All details of our collection are held on the main Plant Heritage database including plant name, accession number, date of accession and plant source.


  • Genus Buddleja
  • Hybrid Lo and behold® 'Blue Chip' EU33390
  • Category Hardy Hybrid
  • Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the agent

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