About the Butterfly Bush
- Black Knight :
The Butterfly Bush 'Black Knight', Buddleia
'Black Knight', is a vigorous growing shrub that
boasts dark purple flower from mid-summer and is a
butterfly magnet. This bush flowers summer and fall
and is easy to grow. With a name like Butterfly Bush
you might expect a plant to be attractive to
butterflies. In fact, it's more than attractive;
it's a magnet for all the butterflies that pass
through your garden seeking nectar.
This deciduous bush blooms mid-summer to early
fall. Butterflies and bees will flock to the
honey-scented blossoms, whose dilute nectar is
sweetest in midday sun. Plant it near a path or
patio and the shrub will provide a delightful
fragrance for you, too. It's generally pest-free.
This plant blooms on new growth and should be pruned
back to the ground in spring.