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
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).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
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-invasiveBest SellerFragrant FlowerHeat TolerantDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:60 - 72 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Ruby red-pinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:ModerateBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Mid FallBloom Time:Late FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Mixed borders; perennial gardens; wildlife gardens.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
Karen PattersonNew YorkUnited States48 weeks ago
Very disappointed. Beautiful plant the first year but did not survive the winter.Jennifer BullardWisconsinUnited States49 weeks ago
Very disappointed with this plant. Looked beautiful the first year but did not survive the winter.Jennifer BullardWisconsinUnited States49 weeks ago
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 : (KymthraWisconsinUnited States3 years 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 TurleyIndianaUnited States6 years ago