Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Fast, when cut to ground in spring will reach 5-8' by fallMature Height - 8-10'Mature Width - 8'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Perfect, very deep violet to dark purple, each flower 0.25-0.33", fragrant, borne in 6-8" long (sometimes longer) upright panicles. June through frost on new growth, attracts butterflies and bees.Fruit - 0.25-0.33" long brown capsule, seeds freely, can become weed likeLeaf - Lanceolate leaves 4-10" long, 1-3" wide. Leaf color among cultivars varies significantly, typically shades of gray-green to blue-green.Fall Color - no fall colorBark - Other Features - Fine for cut flowers, lasting two days in vasePossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Easily transplanted, prefers well-drained, moist fertile soil, full sunNative Habitat - China, cultivated 1890Diseases and Insects - Mites problematic when drought stressed, nematodes when in sandy soil, some viruses.Strength - may be slightly hardier than other clonesWeakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Butterfly Bush.- Other plants of the family Scrophulariaceae.- Other plants of the genus Buddleja.- Other plants of the species Buddleja davidii.