Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Black Knight Butterfly Bush Dashing Purple Flowers
- Butterfly and Hummingbird Magnet
- Dramatic Spikes of Rich Violet Flowers
- Sweetly Scented Fragrance
- Great for a Breezy Privacy Screen
The Black Knight Butterfly Bush, (Buddelia davidii 'Black Knight'), is more like a 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 Black Knight 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. These flowers are sure to add a sense of drama to your summer and into fall when they bloom.
And this beauty is easy to grow! All you need to do is find a sunny spot and plant this perennial shrub. 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 spring.
Plant one of these as a floral privacy screen near your pool or reading garden. One of these would steal the show in your butterfly garden.
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.
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Dark Purple|