- USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
- Height 4-5 Feet Tall
- Spread 4-5 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
This is one unique butterfly bush. With its almost red blooms and its compact habit it is the perfect addition to any summer garden. This fragrant butterfly bush attracts both butterflies and hummingbirds alike. Miss Molly is a heat loving and non-invasive. It has an impressive bloom season that lasts several months and continues to bloom without deadheading.
The Miss Molly Butterfly Bush has a bloom season that begins in the spring and lasts until late fall. Its blooms are a deep pink to almost red and they pair perfectly with its green foliage. This butterfly bush grows to a height of forty-eight to sixty inches with a spread of forty-eight to sixty inches. Its blooms are fragrant attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. This butterfly bush is stunning in sunny landscapes, border planting. Thanks to its compact size and refined, mounded growing habit, it works well in container planting and smaller landscapes. It also is an eye-catching focal point.
Miss Molly Butterfly Bush Care
To care for your butterfly bush, planting in full sun is necessary with a minimum of 6 hours of sun per day. This is a heat and sun loving bush and will thrive in hot climates. It has average water needs and requires good drainage as its roots are sensitive to rot. Avoid planting this butterfly bush in the fall, instead plant in the spring to mid-summer for optimum results. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in the spring.
Pruning Mills Molly Butterfly bush should be done in early spring. Never cut back more than a third of the branch to ensure the plant does not get too much stress. Trim or cut off dead branches and leaves anytime throughout the year.
Miss Molly Butterfly Bush Spacing
Due to its mounded habit, the Miss Molly butterfly bush should be spaced, at minimum 60-72 inches, center on center. Proper spacing will ensure the health of the plant and prevent crowding.
Interesting Fact(s) - This plant is sometimes called "summer lilac" instead of a "butterfly bush."
Buddleia x 'Miss Molly' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Bloom Period: Summer through Fall|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height: 4-5 Feet|
|Spread: 4-5 Feet|
|Spacing: 4-6 Feet|
|Blooms On: New Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Scientific Name: Buddleia x 'Miss Molly' 23,425|
|Common Name: Miss Molly Butterfly Bush|
|Other Names: Summer Lilac|
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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