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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

Item 1378

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USDA Zone:
5-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

Spectacular summer color from lightly fragrant, dark violet-purple flower spikes. A fast growing shrub that works well as a foundation shrub, an accent plant or as a background in borders. Slightly hardier than other varieties, but may die to ground in cold winter areas, emerging vigorously in spring. Deciduous.

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I'm gardening in: Ashburn, VA 20149
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Average Landscape Size
Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Easy Care, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Fragrant ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Midsummer through Fall
Flower Color: Purple
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Mediterranean ,   Cottage

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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