Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Buddleia 'Black Knight'

Black Knight Butterfly Bush is a well branching shrub with a spreading, arching habit that can reach 6-8’ tall if not cut back in late winter.  Black Knight Butterfly Bush has willowy grey-green leaves and large fragrant spike-like clusters of deep, nearly black, purple flowers that bloom in summer attracting butterflies.  Removing spent flowers can encourage continued blooms until frost.  Best performance in sunny well-drained areas. 

Type: 

Shrub

Origins:

China

Height: 

6’ - 8’ 

Spread: 

3’ - 5’

Spacing: 

4’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance plant. Intolerant of wet soils.  Watch for spider mites and nematodes.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardensRock Gardens, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Russian SageDaylilyConeflower

IMAGES:  PteleaBuddleja davidii 'Black Knight' 2CC BY-SA 3.0, (2) User:BotBlnBuddleja davidii BlackKnight BotGardBln07122011ACC BY-SA 3.0, (3) User:BotBlnBuddleja davidii BlackKnight BotGardBln07122011CCC BY-SA 3.0, (4) Raffi Kojian, Gardenology.org-IMG 6539 hunt10junCC BY-SA 3.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown

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