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 : (
'Miss Molly' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
- Hardy Zones
- 5 - 9
- Mature Size
- 48 - 60 Inches
Sangria-red summer flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Compact. Fragrant and deer resistant.
Mixed borders; perennial gardens; wildlife gardens.
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.
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."
- KymthraAllouezWisconsinUnited States1 year 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.Una TurleyLexingtonIndianaUnited States4 years ago