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OnlinePlantCenter 2 gal. Black Knight Butterfly Bush Plant
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2 gal. Black Knight Butterfly Bush Plant

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This cultivar is one of the hardiest of all Buddleias. Buddleias are of course known for their prolific blooms and Black Knight takes it to a higher level. An extra-heavy producer, it's bluish black flowers are particularly striking in direct sun. This beauty is also one of the hardiest cultivars of this group. In fact, it has been rated by the Arnold Arboretum as the best Buddleia of all. One of the most prolific sources of massed color, Buddleias have an exceptionally long blooming period that lasts from summer to early autumn. The long flowers trusses are a seemingly unending supply of cut flowers and garden beauty, and they attract butterflies and hummingbirds, too. Plants normally attain 6 to 8 ft. in height with a similar spread, though we recommend cutting back almost to the ground each year in late winter to promote heavier bloom.

  • Abundant blooms appear over a long, beautiful season - from mid summer through early autumn and attract butterflies to the garden
  • Blooms boast an unusually rich, dark color and make wonderful, long-lasting cut flowers for late summer arrangements
  • One of the hardiest and most vigorous of all Buddleias
  • Hardy plant that is deer and drought resistant
  • 2 gal. ships in pot unless state or federal regulations require otherwise
  • We're sorry, this plant cannot be shipped to Oregon, South Carolina, or Washington
  • This plant ships as a bare root plant with no soil and no pot when shipped to Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Utah
  • When shipped as a bare root plant, the Shake&Shipsystem will be used to remove soil from the roots, thus increasing the root tip surface area, which in turn, greatly enhances the ability of the plant to rapidly establish itself in the new environment
  • Performs best in plant growing zones 4 to 8, when grown in other Zones, special care requirements will be required
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 6 ft. away from other plants or structures
  • May ship in a dormant state, with bare branches and no leaves, especially in early spring when plant has been pruned back to promote lateral branching

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Not knowledgeable about zones. Can this be grown in Pennsylvania?

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September 16, 2016
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Hello, yes, the 'Black Knight can be grown in Pennsylvania.
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Will black walnut trees kill butterfly bushes... Denise

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June 28, 2016
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Hello, Denise. The Black Walnut tree produces juglone. Butterfly bushes are not known to be tolerant to this chemical.
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We live in Zone 3 area, this is a beautiful bush I would like to plant but maybe to far North. I want a couple bushes for butterflies and hummingbirds

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do you have a suggestion.
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May 25, 2016
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Hello, some common perennials to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the northern garden would be Coneflower, Sedum, Black Eyed Susan, Joe Pye Weed, and Cardinal Flower.
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Howdy Fred,
To transplant a Buddleia bush we start by digging a hole about 3 times the width of the container. I usually only dig about 4-6 inches deeper.
Make sure to not pull the bush out of the pot. It's best to squish the container on the sides to loosen. Then turn upside down to take out of container.
To get the plant the best chance of surviving I use a "shade mix" acidic soil and added with Read More
Howdy Fred,
To transplant a Buddleia bush we start by digging a hole about 3 times the width of the container. I usually only dig about 4-6 inches deeper.
Make sure to not pull the bush out of the pot. It's best to squish the container on the sides to loosen. Then turn upside down to take out of container.
To get the plant the best chance of surviving I use a "shade mix" acidic soil and added with palm and cactus soil.
tip: make sure to plant in full sun area.
Happy growing,
Coach Dave
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 31 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful Butterfly Bush Easy to plant and maintain despite high temperatures this summer. I have been attracting many different types of butterflies. August 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Shake and Ship Delivery I ordered two of these. They were delivered as rooted cuttings wrapped in a wet paper towel and plastic wrap. I tried to plant them in my own pots and soil. After two weeks of careful handling they died. I had to drive to my local Home Depot to get a refund. May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by beautifal full plants I ordered them early so they could get a good root start before summer. The slightly wilted leaves they called dormant perked right up after a warm spell and they look great. It will be several months but I can not wait to see the flowers. They shipped fast and were in pots with good roots. April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LouisvilleLady We purchased a butterfly bush, which was planted in/of a 1-gallon size. The plant arrived intact and securely in the plastic 'bucket' container, with moist soil, the surface of which was covered in damp newspaper and all was then secured in a plastic bag. The container was well packed with foam peanuts and stayed in position within the box. I was a little unsure of what condition I'd find the plant in because the box did suffer a little damage in transit but it was very well protected and in as good a condition as it would have been had we purchased it from the store's garden center. The bush was of a good size for a 1-gallon plant and appeared to be healthy. It is thriving and adapting well to our yard. June 17, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Time will tell The plant I ordered was delivered on time. I thought it would be larger since it was in a 2 gallon pot but it was quite small. It is still small but larger than it was so, hopefully, it will continue growing. July 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not as big as I would have expected, but once planted is doing really great I was expecting a butterfly bush in a decent size and condition. It was not so great, however, I do have to say that once planted, it has rebounded really well and is now thriving. June 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Black Knight Butterfly Bush Black Knight Butterfly Bush arrived trimed back way too hard. Didn't last two day when planted. May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best online plant purchase experience The two plants arrived within 4 days which means they were already established. The foliage, while having been trimmed back for transportation purposes was still green and upon receiving a drink of water perked up within minutes 3 weeks later, they are still in their original pots as I am doing some construction and the garden bed is not ready yet. They have tripled in size and are very healthy. Mind you growth rates in Houston are similar to living in a greenhouse. Home Depot is the first place I will go to now for any online plant purchases. May 31, 2014
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