Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Fast, when cut to ground in spring will reach 5-8' by fall
Mature 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 like
Leaf - 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 color
Bark -
Other Features - Fine for cut flowers, lasting two days in vase
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Easily transplanted, prefers well-drained, moist fertile soil, full sun
Native Habitat - China, cultivated 1890
Diseases and Insects - Mites problematic when drought stressed, nematodes when in sandy soil, some viruses.
Strength - may be slightly hardier than other clones
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 92

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.