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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Near black blooms attract pollinators

Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Near black blooms attract pollinators
Deliciously fragrant blooms of deep, velvety purple open on wands from midsummer to fall, attracting flocks of butterflies. This plant is easy and foolproof to grow, despite heat, drought or poor soil. Deer tend to avoid. Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
  • Zone 5-9
  • Height 6 - 8 feet
  • Flowering Date Mid summer to first frost.
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As 3" POT

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
    • Form: Shrub
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
    • Height/Habit: 6 - 8 feet
    • Spread: 6 - 8 feet
    • Spacing: 6 - 8 feet
    • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
    • 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.
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI OR PR WA

    Shipping

    When will my order ship?

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

    2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
    Zone Bulbs, Potted Plants and Perennials
    1A - 6B 9/4/18 - 11/2/18
    7A-10B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
    Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/29/18
    Zones 7-10
    : 11/12/18

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