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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Black Knight Butterfly Bush

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Deliciously fragrant blooms of deep, velvety purple open on long 10" wands from midsummer to fall, attracting flocks of butterflies. 6-8' tall and wide, this plant is easy and foolproof to grow, despite heat, drought or poor soil. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Ships in 3" pot. Zones 4-9. Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight' Not available in OR. Deer tend to avoid.

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Gardening Details for Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
Common Name: Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Form: Tree/Shrub
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 6 - 8 feet
Spread: 6-8'
Spacing: 6-8'
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Flowering Date: Mid summer to first frost.
Winter Care: No pruning needed.
Shipping Season: Fall
Flower Color: purple
Flower Form: Lilac-like, spikes up to 10" long at branch tips only.
Foliage Type: Dark green, lance shaped pointed up to 10" long.
Pruning: Cut back all flowering stems close to the base (down to 12-15") in early spring as new growth begins.
Pruning Time: Early spring, as new growth begins.
Soil Requirement: Light, chalky, sandy soils, tolerates dry soil.
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.
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Dont miss the Black Knight Butterfly Bush with its showy fragrant flower spikes that attract butterflies in droves. This Buddleia davidii Black Knight is a perennial that grows 6 to 8 feet tall and has a similar spread. Often called butterfly bush, the buddleia thrives in medium soil conditions and full sun. Plant this colorful summer lilac 6 to 9 feet apart for best results.

Check out the Black Knight Butterfly Bush at our flower nursery for a deciduous shrub with dark purple blooms, arching branches and willowlike foliage. A dramatic perennial, the Buddleia davidii Black Knight plant not only adds color but also draws butterflies to the garden. Cultivate the butterfly bush in light, sandy soil – and don't overwater. This summer lilac prefers full sun and doesn't seem bothered by pests or diseases.
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