Buddleja ‘Blue Chip’ and ‘Miss Ruby’

‘Miss Ruby’ Number one with me too!

Buddleja 'Miss Ruby'

Two new Buddleja introductions have been released!  Many garden centers are carrying them now and they will be widely available in the spring of 2009. ‘Miss Ruby’ and ‘Blue Chip’ were developed by Dr. Dennis (Denny) Werner, plant breeder in the NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Science. Unusual dwarf butterfly bushes, ‘Miss Ruby’ and ‘Blue Chip’ are very, very low seed setters. As such, it is unlikely they will produce unwanted seedlings. They are the firsts to be introduced as part of Proven Winners ® Lo & Behold ™

In trials this summer at the Royal Horticulture Society, “Miss Ruby’ and ‘Blue Chip’ were grown along with 105 other cultivars commonly found in the trade.  It was announced that ‘Miss Ruby’ and ‘Blue Chip’ were the number one and two selections, respectively, chosen by the public as the best  – by a wide margin.

At the JC Raulston arboretum, they can be found planted enmasse – spectacular!

For more information on these new introductions, visit Tim Wood’s blog The Plant Hunter


1 Comment »

  1. I absolutely love this little buddleja Blue Chip. I bought three this summer and just dotted them around the patio. Faboulous and the Bee’s and butterflies just love it. Id recommend this for 2010. I bought mine from FloraSelect.co.uk an online nursery in Essex, UK.
    Best of luck

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