23 Apr 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
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
Container Role: Thriller
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.
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.