Buddleia – English Butterfly Peacock

Garden Height
48 - 60
60 - 72
48 - 60
Container Role
Flower Size
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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.

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant Flower
  • Heat Tolerant

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes:

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Needs Good Drainage

Uses Notes:

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.

Maintenance Category: Moderate

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Hardiness Zones: 9b

Flower Form: Landscape

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