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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Honey-Sweet Fragrance
  • SKU: 39812
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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Striking dark purple-blue panicles bloom in the heat of summer when other plants are done flowering. Growing 8- to 10-ft. tall, hardy shrub's honey-sweet fragrance attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Excellent for cut flowers. Deer resistant. Plant in full sun. Zones 5-9.
Product Details
  • FormShrub.
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height6 - 8 feet.
  • Spread6 - 8 feet
  • Spacing6 - 8 feet.
  • Zones5 - 9
  • FoliageDark green, lance shaped pointed up to 10 inches long. Loses leaves and may die back in Winter.
  • Flower Form1/4 inch on 10-inch long spikes.
  • ColorDeep dark purple.
  • BloomsLong season, from midsummer to Autumn.
  • Soil RequirementsLight, well-drained and sandy soil.
  • Growth RateWill grow quickly even up to 24 inches the first year.
  • PruningPlants may die back in the North. If they do not die back, prune to the ground in spring. In the South, prune to thin and clear old wood.
  • CommentsAn easy-to-grow shrub that should be an essential feature in all yards. Butterflies and hummingbirds can't resist the honey-scented blooms. Place near a patio or pathway and enjoy their fragrance.
  • Botanical NameBuddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
  • DepthPlant so the crown is below soil level.
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Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 6/3/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

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