Buddliea davidii 'Black Knight' - Black Knight Butterfly Bush is a very sought after Buddleia davidii cultivar. With its dark grape-purple fragrant flowers, this is a great butterfly & hummingbird plant as well.
Leaves are grayish-green and flower trusses grow up to 10 inches in length (25.4 cm). Shrub is also popular because it grows more flower panicles than many other Buddleja davidii.
This is a very hardy Buddleja and in winter climates it behaves more as a perennial plant. It is deciduous and grows well in planting zones 5-9. As pretty as this shrub can be it is important to keep in mind that, depending on the area it is growing in, it has been known to become invasive. Very drought tolerant, shrub grows in many soil types, including poorer soils as long as area is well drained.
*Like with the Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red', where the flowers are more magenta in color, depending on soil and area of growth flower panicles of the Black Knight aren't always very dark blackish-grape in color. They can often be more dark purple in color.
Plants generally have no problems with insects when they are healthy.
These listed plants are all deer resistant and often used for container gardens as well in fresh cut flower arrangements. It is recommend to cut back growth regularly otherwise plants can look 'weedy'.
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