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Butterfly Bush

Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'

Deep purple, honey scented flower clusters bloom on the tips of long strong branches.

The fragrant, arching clusters of Butterfly Bush are irresistible to hummingbirds and butterflies. Really a shrub, plants are best treated like perennials and pruned back hard each spring, to maintain a compact, bushy habit. This selection has long wands of dark purple flowers, on a tall clump. Excellent for cutting. Removing faded flower heads will encourage plants to continue blooming. Drought and heat tolerant once established.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid summer to fall

Mature Height:

47-94 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-75° F under long days to promote blooming. Keep soil slightly dry until they break dormancy, then evenly moist but not overly wet or dry. Once actively growing feed at 75-100 ppm N with each watering. Pinch to increase branching habit. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water lightly and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant this butterfly magnet in any type of soil, wet or dry, in a sunny spot.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.