‘Miss Molly’

Butterfly Bush

Buddleia x

'Miss Molly'

USPP 23,425; CBR 4446

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  • Fantastic color
  • Compact habit
  • Non-invasive
Description

The closest to red we've seen! The fragrant flowers of 'Miss Molly' butterfly bush are a rich sangria-red, which is typically even more intense in warm weather and hot climates. But it's not just the flower color that sets 'Miss Molly' apart - it also boasts a refined, semi-dwarf habit that is perfect for gardens and residential landscapes. Non-invasive and approved for sale in Oregon.

Awards
RHS Award of Garden Merit
USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
4 - 5'
Width
4 - 5'
Finish Time
.5 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Summer - frost
Flower Color
Red
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Good drainage is essential. The combination of wet soil and cold temperatures is particularly detrimental.

Pruning

Prune only after new growth emerges in spring. Cut back to just above a set of large, healthy buds.

Uses

The medium size and refined habit of 'Miss Molly' makes it well suited to mixed borders and perennial gardens, as well as butterfly and humminbird gardens. It can be incorporated into foundation plantings, but is best combined with other plants to ensure interest in winter and spring.

Growing Tips

Plant in full sun for best flowering. Deadheading not required for continuous bloom. In clay soils, plant a bit higher than ground level to divert moisture away from the center of the plant.