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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Honey-Sweet Fragrance


Striking dark purple-blue panicles bloom in the heat of summer when other plants are done flowering. Growing 8- to 10-ft. tall, hardy shrub's honey-sweet fragrance attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Excellent for cut flowers. Deer resistant. Plant in full sun. Zones 5-9.
  • Zone 4 - 9
  • Height 6 - 15 feet
  • Shade Required Full sun.

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  • Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
  • Height: 6 - 15 feet
  • Spacing: 6 - 8 feet
  • Depth: Remove from pot, place in hole 2 times as wide and deep as pot and position root ball at surface.
  • Spread: 6 - 9 feet
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Color: Deep dark purple.
  • Foliage: Dark green, lance shaped pointed up to 10" long. Loses leaves and may die back in Winter.
  • Blooms: Long season, from mid-Summer to Autumn.
  • Form: Shrub.
  • Flower Form: 1/4 inch on 10 inch long spikes.
  • Soil Requirements: Light, well-drained and sandy soil.
  • Growth Rate: Will grow quickly even up to 24 inches the first year.
  • Pruning: Plants may die back in the North, if not prune to the ground in Spring, in the South-prune to thin and clear old wood.
  • Comments: An easy-to-grow shrub that should be an essential feature in all yards. Butterflies and hummingbirds can't resist the honey-scented blooms. Place near a patio or pathway and enjoy their fragrance.

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