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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

  • Black Knight Butterfly Bush
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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

A dramatic show from midsummer to first frost. Plant lovers and butterflies alike are drawn to its lush purple panicles and deep green foliage. Its sweet fragrance enhances the beauty and charm of this prolific bloomer.

 
Botanical Name:   Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
 
Form:   Shrub
 
Sun Exposure:   Full Sun
 
Height/Habit:   6 - 9'
 
Spread:   6 - 9'
 
Spacing:   6 - 9'
 
Hardiness Zone:   5 - 9
 
Foliage Type:   Dark green, lance shaped pointed up to 10" long.
 
Flower Form:   Lilac-like, spikes up to 10" long at branch tips only.
 
Flower Color:   Deep dark purple.
 
Flowering Date:   Mid summer to first frost.
 
Planting Requirements:   Full sun is best for flowering.
 
Soil Requirements:   Light, chalky, sandy soils, tolerates dry soil.
 
Growth Rate:   Fast.
 
Unique Characteristics:   Deepest of the purple colors, outstanding color, long blooming season, abundant flowers. Attractive fragrant flower spikes that attract butterflies in droves. Resists atmospheric pollution.
 
Pruning:   Cut back all flowering stems close to the base in early spring.
 
Time of Pruning:   Early spring, as new growth begins.
 
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.
 

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