Black Knight Butterfly Bush Plant

Stunning Color and Honey-Sweet Fragrance

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Black Knight Butterfly Bush Plant

Stunning Color and Honey-Sweet Fragrance

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Listen to why this is Niles' favorite.
  • Blooms from midsummer to fall
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Good for cut-flower arrangements
  • Grows 8-10 ft. tall
  • Deer tend to pass it by
Striking dark purple-blue panicles bloom in the heat of summer when most plants are done flowering, filling your garden with captivating color. This carefree plant is also excellent for cut-flower arrangements! This hardy bush stands 8-10 ft. tall when mature, has a wonderful honey-sweet aroma and attracts lots of hummingbirds and butterflies. Hardy and deer resistant, Black Knight Butterfly Bush performs best in full sun to partial shade, and dryer soils. Zones 5-9.
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Spring 2024 Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
3A-4A 4/29/24 - 5/31/24
4B 4/29/24 - 5/31/24
5A 4/8/24 - 5/31/24
5B 3/25/24 - 5/31/24
6A 3/11/24 - 5/31/24
6B 2/26/24 - 5/31/24
7A 2/22/24 - 5/31/24
7B 2/19/24 - 5/31/24
8A 2/12/24 - 5/31/24
8B 2/13/24 - 5/12/24
9A & B 2/6/24 - 5/12/24
10A & B 2/6/24 - 5/12/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A-7B: 5/29/24
Zones 8A-10B: 5/8/24

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  • Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
  • Height: 72 - 96
  • Spacing:6-8'
  • Depth:3-4"
  • Spread:6-8'
  • Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Deep dark Purple.
  • Size: Jumbo Bareroot
  • Blooms: Mid Summer, Late Summer, Fall
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Form: Shrub
  • Flower Form: Lilac-like, spikes up to 10" long at branch tips only.
  • Soil Requirements: 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.
  • Foliage: Dark green, lance shaped pointed up to 10" long.

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