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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Pollinators Love this Easy-Care Perennial
Easy-to-grow, drought-tolerant shrub produces fragrant, dark purple, nearly black, flower spikes that lure butterflies to the garden from midsummer to frost. The flower spikes grow up to 10" long and look dramatic against the dark green foliage. Growing 6-12' tall, Black Knight Butterfly Bush can be planted as a focal point in the sunny or partially shaded garden or planted in groups to form a privacy screen or hedge. While it attracts butterflies, deer tend to avoid it. Because flowers are produced on new wood, it's best to prune the bush almost to the ground in early spring before new growth begins. Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
  • Zone 5-9
  • Height 6 - 10 feet
  • Bloom Time Mid summer to first frost.
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade

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  • Botanical Name:

    Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'

  • Height: 6 - 10 feet
  • Ship As: 3" POT
  • Spacing: 6 - 8 feet
  • Spread: 6 - 8 feet
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: purple
  • Foliage Type: Dark green, lance shaped pointed up to 10" long.
  • Bloom Time: Mid summer to first frost.
  • Flower Form: Lilac-like, spikes up to 10" long at branch tips only.
  • Planting Instructions: Set plant at same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Soil Requirements: Light, chalky, sandy soils, tolerates dry soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Pruning: Cut back all flowering stems close to the base (down to 12-15") in early spring as new growth begins.
  • Winter Care: No pruning needed.
  • Additional Information: Flowers are produced on new wood, so it's best to prune back almost to ground in early spring before it begins to grow.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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