Buddleia 'Miss Molly'



Good Golly! What Color and Fragrance
What a beautiful shade of red. We call it "sangria," but really it's an ever-changing blend of red, magenta, and burgundy, far and away the closest butterfly bush ever to the true red—that elusive fire-engine shade—gardeners have tried to add their collection for decades.

These bottlebrush blooms begin in midsummer and continue all the way to frost in the sunny garden, attracting every butterfly, bee, and hummingbird for miles around. Miss Molly is very free-flowering, so cut all the blooms you like for the vase. There will be more in no time.

Reaching 5 feet high and 5 to 6 feet wide, Miss Molly grows quickly, and needs very little care to continue flowering beautifully year after year. Cut it down to about one-third its original height in late winter and early spring to improve branching and flower production and let it go. There is no easier plant for the sunny garden.

Miss Molly was developed at North Carolina State University by Dennis Werner, who bred it from Buddleia Miss Ruby x Attraction, classic varieties with terrific vigor and durability.

Miss Molly blooms vary depending on climate with more red tones in warmer climates and more purple in cooler regions.

This variety of Buddleia has been approved as a seedless butterfly bush cultivar and is considered sterile, producing less than two percent viable seeds, so it will not spread. It is approved for sale in all states without restriction. https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/NurseryChristmasTree/Pages/ButterflyBush.aspx


Skip Product Specs
Genus Buddleia
Species hybrid
Variety 'Miss Molly'
ppaf PP#23,425
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 5 ft
Plant Width 5 ft - 6 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Pruning Recommended
Bloom Color Light Burgundy, Magenta, Red
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Washington, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 01, 2019

Great Purchase

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Arrived alive and in good condition. Small in size but grew quickly. By the end of the summer it measured about 2' x 3' and full of blooms. Seems to have survived a Maine winter.

AD from ME
April 02, 2017

Texas Tough!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought this butterfly bush last year. I had not bought plants through the mail before and was so impressed with the plant as well as the packaging. The plant was small but beautifully shaped. And would you believe... it bloomed that first year! I bought it because my little black pug's name is Miss Mollie and I have a photo of her smelling the fragrant blooms. And this year it has taken off and is healthy and in bud already! (That 107 degrees last summer did not harm it!) I have since bought another shrub from Park Seed and have not been disappointed.

Shutterpug from TX

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