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Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' Plant Care Reminders

Black knight butterfly bush

Buddleia

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General Information

  • Instruction By Steve Brigham
    Notes In both coastal and inland Southern California climates, Buddleja davidii and its hybrids grow quickly to become big shrubs whose flowers are irrisistable to hummingbirds as well as butterflies. You can prolong their spring and summer blooming season by removing the old flower clusters after the blooms fade.
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Plant Care Instruction

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    • November
    February
    1. Buy

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer to encourage new spring growth.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.
    May
    1. Buy

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.
    June
    1. Buy

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.
    July
    1. Buy

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.
    August
    1. Buy

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.
    September
    1. Buy

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.
    October
    1. Buy

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.
    November
    1. Buy

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    February

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.

    March

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.

    April

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.

    May

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.

    June

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.

    July

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.

    August

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.

    September

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.

    October

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.

    November

    Buy known named varieties from nurseries or by mail.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    February

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.

    March

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.

    April

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.

    May

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.

    June

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.

    July

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.

    August

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.

    September

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.

    October

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.

    November

    Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample room for plants to grow to full size.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    March

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer to encourage new spring growth.

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