Buddleja Lo & Behold 'Ice Chip'
|Origin||Sandhills Research Station, Jackson Springs, NC, USA.|
Buddleja 'Ice Chip' (Lo & Behold series) is a sterile hybrid cultivar derived from the crossing of 'Blue Chip' and cultivar no. NC2002-12 ('White Ball' × Nanho Purple), by Dr Dennis Werner and Layne Snelling at the Sandhills Research Station , Jackson Springs, North Carolina, in 2006 and released by NCSU in 2011. 
'Ice Chip' is possibly the world's first groundcover buddleja, growing outwards to more than double its diminutive height of 0.5 m. The shrub has a dense, rounded structure owing to the development of numerous lateral branches. The fragrant inflorescences are small terminal panicles, 8 cm in length, comprising < 130 white flowers, greyish-yellow within the corolla tube. The anthers either absent or malformed and thus incapable of pollination, while the flowers are also female-sterile so produce no seeds. The mature leaves are elliptic, 7.5 cm long by 2.5 cm wide, green above and grey-green below.
'Ice Chip' is marketed in the USA by Proven Winners LLC, Illinois; it has been introduced to Europe (2013) and marketed as 'White Chip'. USDA zones 5–7.
- Werner, D. & Snelling, L. K. (2011). 'Purple Haze', 'Miss Molly', and 'Ice Chip' Buddleja. HortScience Vol. 46, no. 9, 1330-1332.
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