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As a comment about Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'), Skiekitty wrote:

Very xeric plant, grows over 6' tall and wide for me. Gets blasted by full sun for 4-6 hours a day in a rock garden. Attracts butterflies and moths readily, you can smell it literally 10 feet away. Highly recommended if you have the space for a huge plant! Does not like to be trimmed however. A very leggy plant.

ginger67
Dec 2, 2017 2:52 AM CST
These bushes can grow very tall, and leggy, in the garden but I have mine growing in a large pot. I prune it back by about half during winter and now it is covered in new growth and flowers. I've done the same for about 5 years and it's thriving with morning sun and afternoon shade. Being in a pot means I can control the size and also move it if we happen to get a frost. This doesn't happen too often here in my part of Australia, but it does happen. Smiling

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