The Black Knight Butterfly Bush, (Buddelia davidii 'Black Knight'), is more like a prince charming when it comes to butterflies. Butterflies can't resist the allure and charm of these fragrant and mesmerizing blooms. This plant offers spectacular spikes of flowers that will bring all the butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. This impressive deciduous beauty will capture your heart and inspire your creativity.
As its name implies, the Black Knight Butterfly Bush is the butterfly whisperer of the flower world. It entices butterflies to stop by for a sip of its sweet and fragrant nectar. This sweet-scented plant brings the biggest gathering of butterflies in the afternoon when its honey-scented nectar sweetens in the sun. The butterflies will need to make room for hummingbirds who enjoy this sweet treat as well.
From the deep, almost black-purple color of muscadine grapes to the vibrant pop of purple, the Black Knight Butterfly Bush produces some of the most dramatic flowers you'll find. These flowers are sure to add a sense of drama to your summer and into fall when they bloom.
And this beauty is easy to grow! All you need to do is find a sunny spot and plant this perennial shrub. It grows vigorously. It's also pest, deer, and rabbit resistant. It blooms on new growth, so don't forget to prune it to the ground in the spring.
Plant one of these as a floral privacy screen near your pool or reading garden. One of these would steal the show in your butterfly garden.
If you're looking for a ravishing show of blooms, butterflies, and hummingbirds, this is the plant for you. It's breathtaking when in blooms and won't take all your time when it comes to care.
|Botanical Name||Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Period||Summer, Fall|
|Flower Color||Dark Purple|
|Growing Zone Range||5-9|