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Kodiak® Black Diervilla Plant

  • - Height: 3-4 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: June-July
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Kodiak® Black Diervilla
Plant Features

Kodiak® Black Diervilla is one of the best shade-tolerant shrubs and produces non-stop yellow trumpet-shaped blooms all summer long. It is a beautiful, easy choice for landscaping for any light condition, full sun, part sun, or full shade; however, it offers its best color with full or part sun. This easy to grow bush honeysuckle is non-evasive and will grow in a wide range of soil types. It is drought tolerant once established.

Proven Winners® Kodiak® Black Diervilla rivularis 'SMNDRSF' USPP 27,550, Can 5,938

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 3-4 feet
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Purple, Yellow
Foliage Color Purple/Green
Attracts Bees, Beneficial Insects, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Cottage Garden, Pollinator Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Xeriscape Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Erosion Control, Filler, Water Conservation
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly No

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Happy in virginia

I planted five Diervilla Monday during a light rain. A shipping error sent the plants touring VA for days. The background stumps are 19” high. I sheltered their roots with bark and here are our babies 4 days after arriving bent and dried. Tough plants, good packing!

From Carolyn | September 04, 2020