I have had both Miss Molly and Miss Violet for 3 years now. While I adore both of them, if I had to pick one I'd definitely pick Miss Violet. Both of them are sterile, which is a must when planting butterfly bushes. Miss Violet has beautiful purple panicles and an almost blue toned foliage. I've seen many butterfly bushes but none have had leaves with this pleasing color. It pairs excellently with pinks, corals, whites and oranges. The habit is more rounded than Miss Molly, who likes to grow slightly taller than wide. Both of them have a pleasant, honey like scent. I do not supplement water. At all. These bushes like it dry and WILL keel over and die if overwatered. They want sun, sun, sun. One of my miss Mollys was getting extra water from my air conditioner dripping of all things and started to suffer despite being in full sun. Otherwise? Pest free. Bees and butterflies flock to it. A must for any pollinator garden!
'Miss Violet' Butterfly bush Buddleia x
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).
Perfectly purple blooms on a perfectly sized plant.
Just like her sisters, 'Miss Molly' and 'Miss Ruby', 'Miss Violet' is a compact plant with vibrant flower color, but with loads of dark purple-violet summer flowers. Seedless and non-invasive; deer resistant, too! Winner of a Green Thumb award from the Direct Gardening Association.
Top reasons to grow Miss Violet butterfly bush:
Fragrant FlowerHeat TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
- 4-5' (1.2-1.5m) height is perfect for landscaping around your home
- non-invasive butterfly magnet
- electric violet flowers all summer long
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:dark purple-violetFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Summer through FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Mixed borders; perennial beds; wildlife gardensFun 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 Violet' Buddleia x USPP 28,448, Can 5,950
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Sarah, Pennsylvania, United States, 12 weeks ago