Buddleja' Black Knight' - Butterfly shrub with an abundance of heavenly scented flowers. This hardy Perennial shrub has been container grown so can be planted at any time of the year. We despatch WITH container so the roots are protected.
This Buddleja is one of my favourites, and typical of this shrub family with its flowers blooming throughout the entire growing season! This fabulous summer-flowering shrub is guaranteed to create an impact in any sunny border. Pruned hard in early spring it produces dence spikes of fragrant, dark purple flowers, which attract butterflies and other beneficial insects into the garden. In autumn the pointed grey-green leaves turn an attractive butter-yellow. This nectar rich plant encourages beneficial wildlife such as ladybirds and butterflies into the garden all summer long. When the buds are first forming and tight they are a very dark plum-black shade and open to a wonderful bicolour scented deep purple. The genus name itself has been a source of much confusion because it was accidentally spelt as 'Buddleja', and I have often struggled with this one! In common Latin practice, however, it would be spelled as 'Buddleia'. Since the famous taxonomist Carl Linnaeus never corrected his spelling error, the genus has always continued to be spelled with the letter 'j', but it is also considered correct if the letter 'i' is also used!
Size of plant supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pot so root system is protected
Height of plant supplied : from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 25cm
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: any - in pots multipurpose potting compost and feed well
Growth rate: medium-growing. Height approx 1.5 metres Spread 1.5 metres
Flowering period: late summer until autumn
Flower colour: dark purple
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: attractive to butterflies and othr beneficial garden insects
1 x 9cm Pot grown Garden Ready Shrub. Very good root system. Plant pruned and shooting well, ready for planting.We despatch WITH pot so root system is safe. We are commercial growers of shrub plants and use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is strong
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