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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Pollinators Love this Easy-Care Perennial

  • SKU: 70718
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Height: 6 - 8 feet
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Mid summer to first frost.
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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Description
Easy-to-grow, drought-tolerant shrub produces fragrant, dark purple, nearly black, flower spikes that lure butterflies to the garden from midsummer to frost. The flower spikes grow up to 10" long and look dramatic against the dark green foliage. Growing 6-12' tall, Black Knight Butterfly Bush can be planted as a focal point in the sunny or partially shaded garden or planted in groups to form a privacy screen or hedge. While it attracts butterflies, deer tend to avoid it. Because flowers are produced on new wood, it's best to prune the bush almost to the ground in early spring before new growth begins. Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
Product Details
  • Botanical NameBuddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
  • Ships As3" POT
  • Height6 - 8 feet
  • Spacing6 - 8 feet
  • Spread6 - 8 feet
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color Descriptionpurple
  • Foliage TypeDark green, lance shaped pointed up to 10" long.
  • Bloom TimeMid summer to first frost.
  • Flower FormLilac-like, spikes up to 10" long at branch tips only.
  • Soil RequirementsLight, chalky, sandy soils, tolerates dry soil.
  • Growth RateFast
  • PruningCut back all flowering stems close to the base (down to 12-15") in early spring as new growth begins.
  • Winter CareNo pruning needed.
  • Additional InformationFlowers are produced on new wood, so it's best to prune back almost to ground in early spring before it begins to grow.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI OR PR WA
  • Zones5-9
  • Planting InstructionsSet plant at same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
Shipping

Shipping Information:

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule

Zone

  Bulbs, Potted Plants and &  
   Perennials  

1A-6B  9/4/18 - 11/02/18 
7A-10B  9/4/18 - 11/16/18 
  Last Order Date   Zones 1-6: 10/29/2018
Zones 7-10: 11/12/2018



*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

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