Peacock™ Butterfly Bush

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Pretty shades of purple and pink, the upright pointed spires of the showy Peacock™ Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii 'Peakeep') will attract all the winged and two-legged attention from far and wide! Better yet, this is a new cultivar that will not crowd its neighbors in your garden!

Peacock™ is about one-third the size of most Butterfly Bush varieties, but the full-sized blooms are just as fragrant and the butterflies and Hummingbirds still love them! Fragrant pink Peacock™ Butterfly Bush, also known as English Butterfly™, are extra bushy and compact, and feature the family foliage that's just as aromatic.

Growing just 4-5 feet in height and a bit slimmer in width, this Buddleja, as it is sometimes spelled, is equally hardy throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 9 as the rest of the easy-to-grow family.

Planting and Application:

Peacock™ is perfect for smaller gardens and urban courtyards! Use this more space-saving shrub throughout the sun landscape, interjecting pops of color to the mixed shrub border and mixed perennial garden alike! A mid-sized backdrop and back-of-the-border plant, you'll create luscious and airy hedges and screening with these fast-growing flowering ornamentals!

Prominent specimens and focal points and must-haves for the Pollinator garden, the airy branching won't hide other plants behind them, nor block your view entirely, making Peacock™ a wonderful mixer in Cottage and Rock Gardens! Plant one in the children's garden so they can enjoy the butterflies they bring and play with wands of scented flowers! Peacock™ can also be used as container garden plants in milder winter climates.

  • Spikes of Fragrant Flowers In Shades of Pink
  • Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Versatile Sun Garden Perennial or Shrub
  • Aromatic Mounded Airy Foliage
  • Mid-Sized Backdrops, Hedges, Light Screening & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Buddleia Bushes are low-maintenance shrubs in full sun but do need very well-drained soil. While Buddleia are low-water usage once established, they do appreciate supplemental moisture during drought and the summer months to keep the flowers returning until frost. Provide a 3-4-inch layer of arborist mulch to support your shrub's root system.

Deadheading keeps blooms returning until frost but wait until early spring to prune to ensure a dense, more floriferous shrub. In cold climates, you will want to cut these plants back to the ground because this plant acts like an herbaceous perennial. However, when grown in warm growing zones, these woody shrubs only need an early spring trim will help ensure the best performance and best flowers. The Peacock™ exhibits good deer resistance and handles occasional brief droughts too.

  • Heat Tolerant & Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture & Fertility
  • Blooms on New Wood - Prune Early Spring
  • Rarely Damaged By Deer
  • Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Non-Invasive - Easy to Grow Without Self-Seeding

Plant the Buddleia that is pretty as a pink peacock with the English Butterfly Peacock™ Butterfly Bush from Nature Hills Nursery today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Peacock™ Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii 'Peakeep'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pinks
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes