Buddleia: Black Knight Latin Name: buddleia butterfly bush 'black knight'
The Basics This great garden plant has full-sized, graceful, tapering dark purple flower spikes wonderful for summer production. Ideal for pots in late-summer and autumn sales. It performs well in group plantings, butterfly gardens, and in container gardens. Dimensions: 6-8 feet in height x 2-3 feet in width.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-11
The Care This fast-growing evergreen shrub or tree needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Shear quarterly to maintain desired shape. To maximize its growth allow the necessary amount of space.