Buddleia davidii Black Knight

Buddleia davidii Black Knight, is a superb deciduous shrub, known for its stunning, fragrant blooms and its ability to attract a range of pollinators to the garden. It boasts lance-shaped leaves that exude a lush grey-green colour. Rich and velvety, dark purple blooms that appear from mid-summer to early autumn, creating a dramatic visual impact. Their leaves can grow up to 20-25cm long, offering a dense and bushy backdrop that accentuates the vibrancy of its dark purple blossoms. They have delightfully scented flowers which are particularly attractive to butterflies and bees. Even when not in bloom, the foliage of the Black Knight provides a serene and aesthetically pleasing aspect to any garden space.

Supplied in a 1 litre pot

From £9.60 (inc. VAT)
per Plant(s)

Minimum 1 plant(s)

6 pack(s) in stock

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Purple
  • Height: 200cm
  • Perennial
  • UK cultivated

Good For:

  • Beds and borders
  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Fragrance
  • Pots and containers

How to grow:

  • Soil Type: Fertile, Moist but well drained
  • Position: Full sun

More Information

Buddleia davidii Black Knight, is a superb deciduous shrub, known for its stunning, fragrant blooms and its ability to attract a range of pollinators to the garden. It boasts lance-shaped leaves that exude a lush grey-green colour. Rich and velvety, dark purple blooms that appear from mid-summer to early autumn, creating a dramatic visual impact. Their leaves can grow up to 20-25cm long, offering a dense and bushy backdrop that accentuates the vibrancy of its dark purple blossoms. They have delightfully scented flowers which are particularly attractive to butterflies and bees. Even when not in bloom, the foliage of the Black Knight provides a serene and aesthetically pleasing aspect to any garden space.

For gardeners seeking to add vibrant colour and biodiversity, the Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’ is an ideal choice. With its ease of maintenance and its positive impact on the local ecosystem, this plant is more than just an ornamental feature; it’s an investment in the health and vibrancy of your garden.

How to grow your Buddleia

The Buddleia is a low maintenance plant that thrives in many soil types and requires minimal care once established. It prefers a sunny spot in your garden, ensuring it gets 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily. Perfect for gardens with limited space, with a height and spread of 2-3 metres .

Where to grow your Buddleia

Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’ flourishes in an array of garden settings. Ideal for mixed borders and flower beds, this plant also shines when incorporated into cottage and wild gardens, contributing to their lush and informal appearance. Planting near patios or walkways allows for close-up enjoyment of its fragrance and the flurry of pollinators it attracts. Furthermore, it’s an excellent choice for urban gardens, as it brings a splash of countryside charm to city spaces. If your garden space is constrained, the ‘Black Knight’ can be grown in large containers, provided they are well-watered and fed. For those with larger landscapes, creating a dedicated butterfly garden with Buddleia as the centrepiece is a charming way to invite wildlife while enjoying its visual splendour.

Caring for your Buddleia

Maintaining the Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’ requires pruning to encourage prolific blooming and to sustain its striking shape. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins, cutting back the previous year’s growth to about a third. This will help to maintain a robust structure and promote larger flowers. Additionally, deadheading the spent blooms can extend the flowering period and prevent self-seeding.

Supplied in a 1litre pot

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