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'Miss Molly' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
'Miss Molly' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
Sun 48 - 60

Features

Sangria-red summer flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Compact. Fragrant and deer resistant.

Best Seller
Fragrant Flower
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 
60 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
Ruby red-pink
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Moderate
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Bloom Time: 
Mid Fall
Bloom Time: 
Late Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Mixed borders; perennial gardens; wildlife gardens.

Maintenance Notes: 

Requires well-drained soils. Prune in late spring, after new growth has begun to emerge, cutting back to just above a set of large, healthy buds. In cold climates, butterfly bush can be very late to show signs of new growth.

Fragrant flowers are a rich sangria-red color. Red color may be more pronounced in the South. This compact plant is smaller than many other buddleia varieties, and its distinctive flower color makes late summer gardens pop! Like all varieties in the "Miss" series, 'Miss Molly' is non-invasive.

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.

Fun Facts: 

This non-invasive variety is approved for sale in Oregon and Washington, though it will be called a "summer lilac" instead of a "butterfly bush."

'Miss Molly' Buddleia x USPP 23,425, Can 4,446
  • I bought one plant two years ago. It was beautiful. The next year it did not seem to be getting leaves even by early summer, so I bought a new one. The first one then started growing. This year neither bush produced a leaf. Sad : (

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Kymthra
    Allouez
    Wisconsin
    United States
    51 weeks ago
  • I bought two from a local nursery. I loved the name, had them in the ground for two years, and love the color of the flowers!
    i know that in a few years it will be magnificent.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Una Turley
    Lexington
    Indiana
    United States
    4 years ago
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