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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

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A true butterfly magnet! This lovely, fragrant bush also attracts hummingbirds.

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Black Knight Butterfly Bush

The Butterfly and Hummingbird Feeder You’ll Never Have to Refill

Size:  3 Gallon

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List: $73.95
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Size:  1 Gallon

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Planting Mix for Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Black Knight Butterfly Bush Planting Mix

Helps your Black Knight Butterfly Bush get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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Espoma Plant Food
Espoma Plant-Tone


Specially formulated to deliver dazzling results, Espoma Plant-Tone is a premium all-natural supplement for most all your plants, flowers and vegetables.

Plant-Tone's organic formula contains Espoma's own proprietary blend of essential microbes, prepared after evaluating the results from extensive tests conducted at leading research universities.

Plant Tone
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Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.
• Attracts butterflies like no other plant
• Drought tolerant
• Long blooming period

Your morning coffee time will never be the same!

Bright, fragrant blooms draw in hoards of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Plant the butterfly bush in groupings or in rows for a summer long spectacular show.

Butterfly Bush works in the perennial garden and as an accent plant.

This deciduous shrub highlights any garden. The large, elongated clusters of blooms provide ample nectar for all varieties of butterflies and hummingbirds.

In the heat of the summer, this star shines. A profusion of flowers from mid-July until the first frost reward you month after month with uninterrupted blooming.

Your well developed 3 gallon container plant will reach its mature height of 4-6 ft. the first year.

This Butterfly Bush is highly adaptable and will tolerate most growing conditions, including clay and sandy soils. It’s a drought tolerant plant that requires little water once established.

Your Butterfly Bush will give you year after year of enjoyment.



Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 4-6 ft.
Mature Width: 4-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Buddleia 'Black Knight'
Does not ship to: AZ, OR, WA
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
(shaded area above)

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Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Black Knight Butterfly Bush can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


It's Easy to Plant your Black Knight Butterfly Bush


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Black Knight Butterfly Bush.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Black Knight Butterfly Bush gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Black Knight Butterfly Bush again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Tina Yeargain
Lovely bushes, came quick, healthy, planted 2 weeks ago, they have beautiful purple blooms already. We want 3 more... Thanks!

By: Lynnette
I bought this plant in the spring and it is not exactly what I was thinking. I thought it would grow straight up, but does not. It is very unruly and is staying close to the ground - no trunk yet and now it is August. I do have more branches and it has stayed healthy despite being moved once already, but this looks more like a weed than a bush. It has nice purple flowering ends, but not 1 butterfly has been seen on it. I live in IL so maybe that has something to do with it? I have seen bees on it, but I bought for butterflies. I wish I would have purchased this locally where the bushes grow straight up and I saw butterflies on them. Oh well.

By: Scott Coya
I ordered two of these, one died and the other grew at a fantastic rate. Planted it in late April and it was about 3 ft high in some places by mid-July. Really beautiful and the butterflies practically swarmed it.

By: Deborah Roth
Our Butterfly Bush was packaged well and arrived safely. There were actually three bushes in that pot and I planted one in my 'secret garden,' one in the front yard and gave one to my neighbor. All three have responded well to their new environment and produced beautiful deep purple blooms within a very short time which I enjoyed tremendously. It seems every time I sat down and enjoyed the blooms, I saw at least one butterfly. You weren't kidding! Thank you so much for the wonderful addition to our home.

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