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BUDDLEJA davidii 'Peakeep'( PEACOCK™, ENGLISH BUTTERFLY™ SERIES) PBR
Butterflybush, Orange-eye Butterflybush
A dwarf habit and large, beautiful lavender-pink conical flower clusters distinguish this butterflybush. Developed by Elizabeth Keep in East Malling, England, Peacock™ is one of several Buddleja cultivars in the English Butterfly series.
Asian in origin, this sweet deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub has open, upright to arching branches lined with lance-shaped gray-green leaves. From midsummer to frost many large, elongated clusters of deep lavender-pink flowers appear. These are like manna to the butterflies that flock to sip their sweet nectar. Shrubs will flower more vigorously if spent flowerheads are removed.
This, like most Buddleja, is quite drought tolerant once established. Overall, it prefers full sun and can withstand a wide range of well-drained soils.
It is a wonderful shrub but will freely sow itself in the garden and beyond. In fact, many consider Buddleja davidii to be an invasive species. Plant Peacock™ in butterfly gardens, large containers and sunny foundation plantings.
9 - 2
5 - 9
H1, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
5'-6' / 1.5m - 1.8m
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Pollution, Salt, Soil Compaction
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Light Green, Gray Green
Light Green, Gray Green, Yellow Green
Green, Brown, Sandy Brown, Gray
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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