Model # B160015

Internet #100665937

OnlinePlantCenter 2 gal. Black Knight Butterfly Bush Plant


2 gal. Black Knight Butterfly Bush Plant

  • Very Dark Purple Flowers All Summer
  • Easy to Grow in Average Soil and a Sunny Site
  • Rabbit and Clay Soil Tolerant
$28.49 /each

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Product Overview

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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Customer Questions & Answers

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

do you have a suggestion. Thank you, Emily
Asked by: Emily
Hi I just ordered hummingbird summer sweet shrub. it lists it for zone 3 and attracts hummingbirds and bees 3x3 feet shrub. Peggy
Answered by: mjg
Date published: 2016-11-15

Hello. I am in Chino, CA. How do I find out what done I am in? Will this plant thrive in my area or not?

Asked by: dee
This plant may not grow in California, it is a USDA hardiness zone 9b and it grows in zones 4 through 8.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-11-05

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

Asked by: Kenny
Hello, yes, the 'Black Knight can be grown in Pennsylvania.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2016-09-17

Will black walnut trees kill butterfly bushes... Denise

Asked by: Denise
Hello, Denise. The Black Walnut tree produces juglone. Butterfly bushes are not known to be tolerant to this chemical.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2016-07-21
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Customer Reviews

2 gal. Black Knight Butterfly Bush Plant is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Arrived in poor condition. Die shortly after. Returned it at Home Depot Arrived in poor condition. Die shortly after. Returned it at Home Depot
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, strong, attracts butterflies, great beginner plant! I recently moved to North Carolina from a northern state and am new to gardening. I love butterflies so I did my research and bought 3 of these, already flowering, and planted mid summer. They did NOT let me down - at least 5 species of butterflies nonstop all day, AND they have grown back nearly twice as big this year! I didn't trim them in the winter so the shoots are growing outward a bit, which is fine because i gave them ample space. I'm very excited! This plant is a MUST HAVE for any garden because it's so great at attracting insects, looks beautiful, and is hardy. A real eye catcher (and I think the neighbors are jealous of all my butterflies). ;) My suggestion: use gardening soil and plant with sage and other butterfly/hummingbird attracting flowers. You won't be disappointed. I'll try to attach a photo..
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Butterfly Bush - Love this fast grower! With enough water and good soil, this beauty can grow wide and tall - make sure it has enough room to spread, quickly adding maturity to your garden. The blooms can get to be 12 plus inches long, attracting butterflies from all around. Be brave and cut every last branch down for the winter season to encourage even bigger blooms the following summer.
Date published: 2010-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Plant arrived dead. When this plant arrived it came with a disclaimer stating that the plant was in a dormant state, the leaves have fallen off but the plant will rejuvenate itself once planted. We were expecting frosty mornings so I planted the blub in a pot instead of outside in the ground, (this plant does not come in a pot with soil). I ensured that I used Scotts soil with fertilizer and I placed adequate plant food as well. The plant actually had leaves on it but they were dried up and dead looking, I thought it was odd since the disclaimer stated that the plant would have no leaves. My husband insisted that the plant was more dead than dormant but I disagreed and held out hope. This plant never rejuvenated itself and after two weeks of nothing I took it back to Home Depot were it was pronounced dead. Home Depot gladly refunded my money. I will not purchase another plant that comes as bare root without soil and a pot. The root blub was wrapped and had moisture beads within the wrapping but the plant still died and may have been dead when shipped. I must say that I have ordered other plants from Home Depot which arrived in pots with soil and they are growing nicely.
Date published: 2012-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from retraction I wrote the review of recieving a root with broken sticks. I did plant it and it's growing very well. It looks like the photo. It's a very good plant. My only issue is that the blooms are weighing so much that they are falling to the ground. I'm sure this has to with fertilization or some other reason. At the end of the day... I may buy more.
Date published: 2011-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Butterfly Attractor The Butterfly Bush is true to its namesake, it is great for attracting butterflys and other pollinators to my garden and the dark purple flowers look beautiful. They grow large as does the plant so be sure to give it a lot of room.
Date published: 2010-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-09
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