Butterfly Bush 'Black Knight' - Hardy plant

Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'

Butterfly Bush 'Black Knight' - Hardy plant

Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
Attracts Butterflies
The butterfly bush ‘Black Knight’ (Buddleja davidii) has deep-purple, almost black flowers that smell wonderful and attract bees and butterflies. The butterfly bush is free of pesticides, such as neonicotinoids (harmful to bees).

As the summer comes to an end, the butterfly bush ‘Black Knight’ is in full bloom. It is an upright decorative shrub that can reach over 2 metres. It is the winter-hardiest butterfly bush available.
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Butterfly Bush 'Black Knight' - Hardy plant
Butterfly Bush 'Black Knight' - Hardy plant
How we measure

From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Seasonal effects

The appearance of shrubs changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly.

Specifications:
Latin name: Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Purple
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Deliciously Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: July - September
Growing Height: 180 - 200 cm
Planting distance: 200 cm
Planting+

What do I need?

  • Shovel
  • Bucket
  • Watering can or garden hose

Make sure that the root ball of the Buddleja is sufficiently damp. Place the shrub in a bucket of water for 15 minutes before planting. Create a spacious hole for planting and till the soil well. Place the root ball of the butterfly bush in the planting hole. The top side of the root ball should be just below ground level. Fill the hole up with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting.

 

The butterfly bush will grow in all well-drained soil types and does best in full sun. Combine the butterfly bush with bluebeard and summersweet for a true butterfly garden.

Care+

What do I need?

  • Pruning shears
  • Cow manure pellets
  • Watering can or garden hose

Has your butterfly bush grown too large? Clip off all the branches between 30-40 cm. The plant blooms on year-old branches, so this won’t impact flowering. Prune the dead branches off in the spring. Insulate the bottom-most metre of the butterfly bush during harsh winters.

 

In the spring and summer, sprinkle cow manure pellets around the shrub. Water the pellets right away.

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