Butterfly Bush

About This Project

Botanical Name

Buddleja davidii


-‘Black Knight’-most commonly available cultivar, and has dark purple flowers. The darkest butterfly bush flowers available. -‘Nanho Blue’- has mauve to indigo blue flowers

Mature Sizes

6 – 10 X 4 – 10 ft.

Landscape Uses

Accent, Background, Focal Point Specimen, Hedges, Landscape Beds, Outdoor Living Areas, Perennial Garden, Shrub Border, Small Groups, Tree Form Shrub


colorful flowers and ability to attract a variety of beneficial insects, and is particularly attractive to butterflies. Leaves are 3 to 5 inches long by 1 to 3 inches wide, varying from deep green to gray-green to silvery-gray.