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Buddleia davidii Black Knight - Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush is a common epithet that carries a great deal of popularity. I like using the dark purple blooms of Buddleia Black Knight in the garden. They contrast richly with the grey foliage. The name Butterfly ... can be properly applied to several plants including Clerodendrum ugandense, Asclepias tuberosa and any of the rest of the Buddleia's. I am sure that this list is not complete. Buddleia Black Knight attracts the Monarch, Gulf Fritillary, Pale Tiger Swallowtail, Western Tiger Swallowtail, Red Admiral, Mournful Duskywing, and Umber Skipper Butterfly and is a great choice for a butterfly or hummingbird garden in a hot Summer climate. The Buddleia Black Knight plants can easily get to be 10 feet tall by the second season. Buddleia Black Knight can be pruned very hard(simulating winter) and respond well to this treatment. If Buddleia Black Knight plants are not hard-pruned they get quite large and rather twiggy by their third season. The flowers are very fragrant. Buddleia Black Knight can be kept blooming from Spring to Fall by deadheading or cutting the flowers. This can become quite a task on a 8-10 foot bush. Unfortunately the flowers do not drop on their own very quickly.

Buddleia Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Flowers and foliage of Buddleia Black Knight Black Knight Butterfly Bush. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants in the Buddleia genus featured on this site:
Buddleia davidii Black Knight * Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Blue Ribbon * Blue Ribbon Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Color Crush * Color Crush Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Harlequin * Harlequin Variegated Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Lochinch * Lochinch Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Miss Molly * Miss Molly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Nanho Purple * Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii Pink Delight * Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii White Profusion * White Profusion Butterfly Bush
Buddleia lindleyana * Weeping Butterfly Bush
Buddleia marrubifolia * Woolly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia weyeriana Honeycomb * Honeycomb Butterfly Bush