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English Butterfly Peacock Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
English Butterfly Peacock Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii
Sun 48 - 60


This variety is no longer available. As a substitute, consider Pugster® Periwinkle butterfly bush - it offers similarly colored blooms with outstanding fragrance and a landscape-friendly dwarf habit.

Fragrant Flower
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant


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48 - 60 Inches
60 - 72 Inches
48 - 60 Inches
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Early Summer
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Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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Needs Good Drainage
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Great flowering shrub for landscapes, perennial gardens. Perfect for butterfly or hummingbird gardens.

PLEASE NOTE: English Butterfly Peacock Buddleia is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of OR or WA.

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Learn to care for your butterfly bush like a pro with our Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Bush.

Finally, colorful buddleia varieties that wont crowd their neighbors! Roughly a third the size of other butterfly bush varieties, the English Butterfly Series plants are extra bushy and loaded with colorful flowers. Peacock has rich pink blooms, and the largest blooms among the series.

The compact size of these new cultivars is perfect for smaller gardens and the mixed border. They can also be used as a container plant in milder climates.

Cold, wet winters can be really hard on buddleia, so here are a few tips to help your buddleia thrive in your garden:

1. Make sure the soil is well-drained. That place where the plow truck dumps snow in the winter? Not a good idea.

2. Full sun. That's at least 6 hours. No cheating.

3. Plant early in the season. This gives the plants all summer and fall to establish. Fall planting can be chancy in northern regions.

4. Wait until it leafs out in spring before pruning. In some years you may have to prune it back to the ground. After milder winters, maybe not so much. Avoid fall pruning.

English Butterfly Peacock Buddleia davidii 'Peakeep'
  • Large blooms, yet bush is compact in size. Long blooming period. Attracts alot of butterflies

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Paul Cherubini
    El Dorado
    United States
    6 years ago
  • Beautiful!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marilyn B. Grua
    United States
    7 years ago
  • Was disappointed with the color of the blooms. I particularly wanted Peacock as it was advertised as a "pink". In color, it appears to be more typical of the common buddleias I have in my garden.

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    J Self
    United States
    7 years ago
  • have 7 butterfly bushes. smell wonderful & really attract the butterfly's. my grandchildren love trying to catch them all

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    connie adkins
    United States
    7 years ago
  • half shrub, half perrenial, love the plant!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    United States
    7 years ago
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