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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.
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  • $19.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
  • Height: 6 - 15 feet
  • Spacing: 6 - 8 feet
  • Depth: Plant so the crown is below soil level.
  • Spread: 6 - 9 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 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

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.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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