Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Miss Molly Butterfly Bush

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Make a showy splash with the bold visual impact of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Miss Molly Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii 'Miss Molly'). The spicy blooms are some of the brightest red-pink on the market!

You'll enjoy months of gorgeous clustered blossoms from summer through fall. Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Miss Molly Butterfly Bush exhibits its sangria-red flowers on a mounded, bushy plant and blooms in late summer until the first hard frost.

Monarch butterflies adore this late-season nectar resource before migration. Jewel-toned Hummingbirds love them, too. They'll coordinate beautifully with the intensely rich hues of Miss Molly's flower spikes.

The arching blooms are fragrant and extend up and above the lush foliage. No one can miss the flower power of these deep pinky-red blossoms!

Miss Molly has a full, bushy, branching habit that supports more flower heads. They stay shapely all season, and are field-tested for many years to stay put where you plant them without self-seeding. Although Miss Molly isn't invasive, some areas regulate the sale of Buddleia. We follow all the regulations to protect your local ecosystem with a software tool called Plant Sentry™.

How to Use Miss Molly Butterfly Bush in the Landscape

Decorate your garden rooms with Miss Molly's sassy charm. You'll always feel good about your choice to support local beneficial pollinators while showing off your style!

Use several to create a dramatic backdrop for your summertime parties. Keep them in extra-large containers on your balcony, or plant them along your front sidewalk. Make your visitors smile with a pair of pots flanking either side of your front door. Miss Molly makes an excellent "Thriller" in outdoor containers. Use them to bring color in a massed display wherever you want to draw people's attention. Style them any way you'd like.

With a gorgeous mounded form, Miss Molly is a good mixer. She'll let her informal side out in sprawling Cottage Gardens and jazz up Groundcover Roses and Prairie perennials in rustic, naturalized designs.

Create a mass planting to cover hot, sunny areas with attractive foliage and incredible color for months. Plant them five feet apart on center to showcase their pretty form.

As you might imagine, the lipstick-red blooms act as a brilliant contrast to mature evergreen shrubs and trees. Perk up your foundation planting with several planted in an expanded curve coming out at the corner of your home.

In the border, you'll be tempted to pair them with Bluebeards, Coneflowers, and Cardinal Flowers in a modern Butterfly Garden. Add Swamp Milkweed as a Host Plant food source for caterpillars, too!

There is a surge of interest in Victory Gardens and Rock Gardens across the country. Plant Miss Molly Butterfly bushes to bring pollinators for your late "second season" plantings for larger yields without needing to fuss over them and water constantly!

Even tiny yards can squeeze the well-behaved Miss Molly into a sunny spot. With such a prolonged bloom cycle, she more than earns her place.

  • Fragrant Ruby Red Blooms Feature Magenta Pink Overtone
  • Long-Lasting Flower Color & Continuous Blooms Without Deadheading!
  • Compact Form & Attractive Aromatic Green Foliage
  • Gorgeous Blooms For Bouquets!
  • Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Helpful Pollinators
  • En Masse, Mixed Garden Beds, Low Hedge & Can Be Grown in Containers!

#ProPlantTips for Care

This is an improved modern Butterfly Bush variety that is extremely easy to care for with proper site selection.

The cheerful Miss Molly grows best in full sun, so give her at least six hours of direct sunlight a day for those amazing carmine-red blooms! Plant Buddleias in well-drained soil, because they can't tolerate wet roots. If your soil stays soggy after rain, create a raised bed or plant in a container with plenty of drainage. We recommend that you supply a medium amount of water on a regular basis. This is especially important during the first season.

Apply a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch over the root system, pulling it back from the stems. In early spring, apply a fertilizer for flowering plants. Follow the directions on the label.

While these floriferous plants will keep pumping out blooms without deadheading, you will get the best flower display if you take time to trim spent flowers periodically. It really takes very little time, and you might relish the chance to study your beautiful plant up close. Prune Miss Molly Butterfly Bush in late winter to the ground in cooler climates, and it will grow again from the crown in spring. But just trim back winter dieback in warmer climates.

  • Sun Loving & Easy-Care
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs
  • Can Be Perennial In Cold Climates/Deciduous Shrub in Warm Winters
  • Field Tested as a Non-Invasive Variety
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer or Rabbits

We're excited to offer this Proven Winners selection. Our expert growers take pride in delivering healthy shrubs with a robust root system...right to your doorstep!

Get blooms for months and cherish your glamorous Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Miss Molly Butterfly Bush! Your local pollinators certainly will! Order yours today from Nature Hills!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Miss Molly Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii 'Miss Molly'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Carmine Red
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes