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'Miss Molly' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
48 - 60"
Spread
48 - 60"
  • Details

    Features

    Enjoy the reddest color of any butterfly bush.

    With its intensely colored blooms and refined habit, 'Miss Molly' is the queen of the summer garden. Its fragrant flowers are the closest to red of any butterfly bush and appear for months every summer without deadheading. Unlike older varieties of butterfly bush, 'Miss Molly' reaches jut 4-5'/1.2-1.5m tall, so it's easy to work into any sunny landscape. This non-invasive variety thrives in hot climates. Butterflies and hummingbirds will find it as irresistible as you do!

    Top reasons to grow 'Miss Molly' butterfly bush:

    - Rich and unique flower color is very eye-catching

    - Refined habit is more suitable to landscaping than other types of butterfly bush

    - Non-invasive

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    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: 

    Get all the details you need to grow butterfly bush like an expert in our ultimate guide to butterfly bush.

    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
  • 10 Reviews

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    • I ordered 3 plants and received 3 different sizes which I nicknamed Daddy, Mommy and Baby. Miss Molly is noted to be deer resistant but my local deer quickly took care of the size difference for me. I hope the plants can rebound. They are tolerating high heat and that is a plus. I love the blooms and hope that the deer will allow me to see more as the summer progresses. The odor of deer repellant is something I can't stand and the fact that these were supposed to be deer resistant was a factor in my purchase. I just want to let people know that Miss Molly may be deer resistant but certainly isn't deer proof.

      Jean K
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 4 weeks ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • I bought this plant before it bloomed, and it was marketed as “the most red butterfly bush” in the market, which may be true but its misleading. The color is not really much different than other magenta varieties. It does have a nice habit.

      Chad
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 5 weeks ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Beautiful! Definitely a butterfly favorite. Make sure it gets plenty of sun, sit back and enjoy the beautiful blossoms and all of the pollinators they attract. To look its best it does benefit from deadheading spent blossoms. Mine has survived four zone 5 Colorado winter so far.

      Katannya
      , Colorado
      , United States
      , 7 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This is my first year growing any variety of Buddleia, I purchased the quart size of 'Miss Molly'. It arrived without any blooms or buds. I was worried about providing enough sun, my small property has many mature oak trees. I did manage to find a spot where I felt reasonably confident it'd get 6+ hours of direct sunlight. Our native soil in Oklahoma is mostly clay, so drainage was also a concern. I dug a hole large enough to easily fit a gallon-sized plant, then I surrounded the root ball with soil intended for cacti. Additionally, I updated my irrigation in that zone to drip, but I didn't set up an emitter near it. So far 'Miss Molly' is thriving! I've very happy, lots of growth and blooms.

      JACOB PALMER
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 8 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Great plant the best butterfly bush

      Tim arnzen
      , Kentucky
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This is my third year with “Miss Molly”. I had two but this past winter and spring was just brutal and I lost one. The survivor is just beautiful. Loads of blooms. This summer has been very hot and dry. I thought about moving it to get more sun but I decided against it. I believe that’s why the other Miss Molly died. I moved it in June because it just wasn’t growing and it did not appreciate it. I

      Karen Patterson
      , New York
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Very disappointed. Beautiful plant the first year but did not survive the winter.

      Jennifer Bullard
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Very disappointed with this plant. Looked beautiful the first year but did not survive the winter.

      Jennifer Bullard
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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 : (

      Kymthra
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

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