Lo & Behold: Ice Chip – Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs

Lo & Behold: Ice Chip – Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs

Fragrant white flowers attract butterflies. Non-invasive. Dwarf, spreading habit. Deer-resistant.

Best Seller | Fragrant Flower | Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer | Long Blooming | Fall Interest | Heat Tolerant | Deadheading Not Necessary | Drought Tolerant | Small or Miniature

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Characteristics

Duration:  Shrub

Shrub Type:  Deciduous

Height Category:  Medium

Garden Height:  18 – 24 Inches

Spacing:  24 – 36 Inches

Spread:  24 – 30 Inches

Flower Colors:  White

Flower Shade:  White

Foliage Colors:  Green

Foliage Shade:  Silver

Habit:  Mounded

Container Role:  Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:  Sun

Maintenance Category:  Easy

Blooms On:  New Wood

Bloom Time:  Mid Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall | Mid Fall

Hardiness Zones:  5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Water Category:  Average, Needs Good Drainage

Uses:  Groundcover | Landscape

Uses Notes: A good groundcover for mass plantings; perennial gardens; mixed borders.

Maintenance Notes: 

This dwarf, wide spreading addition to the Lo & Behold series has pure white flowers which jump against a backdrop of silvery foliage. Not only seedless, it’s also continuous blooming and requires no deadheading. Its neat, low spreading habit makes it the perfect ground covering plant.

Cold, wet winters can be really hard on buddleia, so here are a few tips to help your buddleia thrive in your garden:

1. Make sure the soil is well-drained. That place where the plow truck dumps snow in the winter? Not a good idea.
2. Full sun. That’s at least 6 hours. No cheating.
3. Plant early in the season. This gives the plants all summer and fall to establish. Fall planting can be chancy in northern regions.
4. Wait until it leafs out in spring before pruning. In some years you may have to prune it back to the ground. After milder winters, maybe not so much. Avoid fall pruning.

 



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