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Black Knight Butterfly Bush
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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.
  • 81537
  • Black Knight Butterfly Bush
  • $19.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
  • Height: 6 - 8 feet.
  • Spacing: 6 - 8 feet.
  • Depth: Plant so the crown is below soil level.
  • Spread: 6 - 8 feet
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Color: Deep dark purple.
  • Foliage: Dark green, lance shaped pointed up to 10 inches long. Loses leaves and may die back in Winter.
  • Blooms: Long season, from midsummer to Autumn.
  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • 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 they do not die back, 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.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Trees & Shrubs
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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