Shrub

Buddleia davidii Black Knight

Black Knight Butterfly Bush

  • Dark purple, cone-shaped flowers
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Fast growing
  • Long blooming
  • Deer resistant

This plant literally explodes into a summer landscape with masses of 4" to 10" long cone-shaped flowers in dark purple shades from July through September. Adding to this color are the clouds of butterflies these flowers attract while open. Extremely fast growing and fountain-shaped, it is best treated as a woody perennial and cut back in the winter to ensure the new growth that will hold the summer's flowers.

Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fast Growing
Fast Growing
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Summer Bloomer
Summer Bloomer
Fragrant
Fragrant
Vigorous
Vigorous
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil

Characteristics and Attributes