Beautiful Purple Blooms Invite All Kinds of Pollinators to Your Garden!
The Buddleia davidii Black Knight Butterfly Bush is a sight for the eyes planted in any butterfly garden landscape! As long as you have a sunny planting spot this flowering perennial shrub will flourish with big purple flower heads whose fragrance will attract butterflies and other pollinators like bees or hummingbirds to your landscape.
This flowering butterfly bush plant features very dark purple conical flower heads that have a bloom time from early to mid-summer to early fall at their prime. You can start seeing the clusters of flowers as early as May or June and they will last all the way until September. They will appear on a long shrub-like spike that surrounds the circumference of the plant.
Contrasting the deep purple flower spikes on the butterfly weed is olive green foliage that will remain on the plant until winter before dying back. It is famous for its bushy growing habit, honey-scented fragrant flowers, and robust growth. The fast growth rate is perfect for shrub borders, foundation plantings, or a specimen plant.
BLACK KNIGHT BUTTERFLY BUSH CARE
The purple Butterfly Bush size is up to 6-8 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide at full maturity. It will perform best in full sun and well-draining soil. It can tolerate partial sun to partial shade but foliage may become infrequent.
Grow the Buddleia Black Knight Butterfly Bush across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 5-9. In northern climate zones like 5 and 6 with colder winters, the deciduous shrub can die down to the ground in winter months in the manner of an herbaceous perennial. Do not fret – the cold-hardy root systems will stay intact and flush out in early spring. Plus, they’re deer resistant!
Butterfly bush pruning will benefit the plant after the flowering period ends to help shape the shrub to your desired size. The green leaves can take heavy pruning. Do not prune once spring has arrived to avoid cutting off new flower buds. The best time of the year to prune is in winter.
You can even prune your plant into a butterfly bush tree! Deadhead butterfly bush and remove spent flower blossoms to encourage repeat blooms.
The flowering shrub is rabbit resistant and tolerant of clay soils once established. It is extremely low maintenance and drought tolerant. Once planted you can set it and forget it besides the occasional watering.
Plant the butterfly-attracting bush somewhere the fragrance can be enjoyed!
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Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 3-5 ft
Mature Height 6-8 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Black Knight butterfly bush
The plant arrived in excellent condition and is doing well. Looking forward to swarms of butterflies as these bushes live up to their name. Also looking forward to the deep color.
Hi Anon, Thank you for leaving us a review on your purchase of our Black Knight Butterfly Bush. We're happy to know that you are satisfied with your plant! Best, Shirley
Gorgeous, breathtaking, perfect
I was like a kid at Christmas filled with excitement and wonder when I opened the perfectly packaged shipping box. The plants were incredible. So healthy. In my enthusiasm I planted them too soon and it is likely they are dead from shock and killing frost. I water and pray and cover at night and wait for that glorious beauty to return.
Hi Sandi. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're happy to hear everything went well with your Black Knight Butterfly Bush delivery. Hope you both are doing well. Have a great day!
Leaves were a little wilty but perked up after soaking it with water for a few days. The butterflies already love it!
Thank you for your feedback and thrilled to hear your Black Knight Butterfly Bush recovered beautifully. See you around!
Thank you for your Black Knight Butterfly Bush order, Don!
Item didn’t arrive in a timely fashion. I got a notification it was delivered but it wasn’t. When I reached out to support it was a lot of back and forth and it took another week to get. As you could imagine, the plant was damaged and not in as good a shape as I would expect. Especially for $60. Will not buy again. Will not recommend to friends.
We are truly sorry to hear about what happened to your Black Knight Butterfly Bush order. We will definitely pass along the feedback to management. Hope you have a great day.