- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 10
The Monarch® Blue Knight Butterfly Bush is a late bloomer, but it is worth waiting. Tiny, star-shaped, purplish-blue flowers bloom in large 10- to 12-inch panicles or clusters during the summer. A second flush of flowers will bloom during the fall. Also known as Buddleia, this plant features dense green and yellow leaves that stay in place throughout the growing season for consistent color.
This plant is a natural fit for a butterfly garden, but it also makes a lovely addition to beds, borders, or mass plantings. Plant it near other flowering plants or a vegetable garden to draw pollinators in or create a lovely flowering hedge. Trim the fragrant blooms to display in a vase. The Monarch® Blue Knight Butterfly Bush has a compact, rounded growth habit and grows as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 10.
Monarch® Blue Knight Butterfly Bush Care
The ideal spot for this plant will receive full sun and have rich, moist soil that drains well. Water this beauty consistently for the first growing season, but established plants only need water weekly or when the top few inches of soil are dry. Feed the Monarch® Blue Knight Butterfly Bush with a balanced fertilizer when new growth emerges in the spring.
Deadhead this plant to extend the blooming period and encourage more flowers. Give the plant a trim during the late fall.
Monarch® Blue Knight Butterfly Bush Spacing
As an upright, branched plant, the Monarch® Blue Knight Butterfly Bush will grow 3 to 4 feet tall and 6 to 7 feet wide. Space plants 3 to 4 feet apart to create a hedge or continuous planting.
Monarch® Blue Knight Butterfly Bush Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 6 - 7 Feet|
|Spacing: 6 - 7 Feet|
|Habit: Spreading, Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Plants That Work|
|Common Name: Monarch® Blue Knight Butterfly Bush|
|Scientific Name: BUDDLEIA MONARCH `BLUE KNIGHT`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.