Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

SKU
1378
Summer color from dark, violet-purple flower spikes. Showy flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies. Good background or accent plant. May be slightly hardier than other varieties. Deciduous. Full to partial sun. Fast grower to 6 to 8 feet tall, 4 to 6 feet wide. Cutting grown.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationBUD-lee-uh da-VID-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer through Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitArching
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureShowy Summer Flowers

Prefers well-drained, fertile soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom. May die to the ground in colder zones, regrowing from the roots in spring. Elsewhere, prune in late fall or early spring. Feed in spring.

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