Black Knight Butterfly Bush

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SKU
1476
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The Black Knight Butterfly Bush, (Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'), is more like Prince Charming when it comes to butterflies. Butterflies can't resist the allure and charm of these fragrant and mesmerizing blooms. This plant offers spectacular spikes of flowers that will bring all the butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. This impressive deciduous beauty will capture your heart and inspire your creativity.

As its name implies, the Butterfly Bush is the butterfly whisperer of the flower world. It entices butterflies to stop by for a sip of its sweet and fragrant nectar. This sweet-scented plant brings the biggest gathering of butterflies in the afternoon when its honey-scented nectar sweetens in the sun. The butterflies will need to make room for hummingbirds who enjoy this sweet treat as well.

From the deep, almost black-purple color of muscadine grapes to the vibrant pop of purple, the Black Knight Butterfly Bush produces some of the most dramatic flowers you'll find! Each with a tiny orange center deep inside the throat of each trumpet that densely clusters along the bottlebrush like spikes of flowerheads. These flowers are sure to add a sense of drama to your summer and into fall when they bloom.

Planting and Application:

Plant one of these as a floral privacy hedge near your pool or reading garden. One of these would steal the show in your butterfly garden. At maturity, these are sizeable shrubs that won't block the view entirely, but still leave a magnificent impression on the landscape! Use as a tall focal point or specimen plant and anchor throughout garden beds, borders and cut flower gardens!

If you're looking for a ravishing show of blooms, butterflies and hummingbirds, this is the plant for you. It's breathtaking when in blooms and won't take all your time when it comes to care. They're perfect for Rock Gardens and pollinator beds or en masse and rows for light and airy screening!

  • Dramatic Spikes of Rich Dark-Violet Flowers
  • Light Airy Branching & Gray-Green Foliage
  • Butterfly & Hummingbird Magnet
  • Sweetly Scented Fragrance
  • Great for a Breezy Privacy Screen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This beauty is easy to grow! All you need to do is find a sunny spot and plant this perennial shrub in well-drained, moderately moist soil. It grows vigorously. It's also pest, deer, and rabbit resistant. It blooms on new growth, so don't forget to prune it to the ground in the early spring before you see new growth.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune to Ground in Spring
  • Fast Growing

Butterflies galore on a dramatically dark-hued flowering shrub? Black Knight Butterfly Bush has all this and more! Order today at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Black Knight Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Dark Purple
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes