Miss Molly Butterfly Bush

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Blooms for Months Miss Molly Butterfly Bush

  • So Many Fragrant Flowers Mid-Summer Through Fall
  • Ruby Red Blooms Feature Magenta Pink Overtone
  • Long-Lasting Flower Color Display for Your Summer Garden
  • Continuous Blooms Without Deadheading
  • Compact Form
  • Attractive Green Foliage
  • Field Tested as a Non-Invasive Variety
  • Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Helpful Pollinators
  • Can Be Grown in Containers
  • Add to Mixed Garden Beds
  • Use as a Low Hedge
  • Sun Loving and Easy-Care
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer

Make a showy splash with the bold visual impact of Miss Molly Butterfly Bush (Buddleia x 'Miss Molly' PP23425). 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. 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.

This is an improved modern variety that is extremely easy care with proper site decisions. Order now and make the most of your outdoor space with the very glamorous Miss Molly!

How to Use Miss Molly Butterfly Bush in the Landscape

Decorate your garden rooms with 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.

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. Mulch between plants.

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.

Make your visitors smile with a pair of pots flanking either side of your front door. Style them any way you'd like.

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.

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 food source for caterpillars, too.

There is a surge of interest in annual Victory Gardens across the country. Plant Miss Molly Butterfly bushes to bring pollinators for your late "second season" plantings for larger yields.

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.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Miss Molly Butterfly Bush grows best in full sun. Give her at least six hours of direct sunlight a day for those amazing carmine red blooms that attract hummingbirds.

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.

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.

We recommend that you supply a medium amount of water on a regular basis. This is especially important during the first season. Apply mulch over the root system, pulling it back from the stems.

Prune Miss Molly Butterfly Bush in late winter to the ground. It will grow again from the crown in spring.

In early spring, apply a fertilizer for flowering plants. Follow the directions on the label.

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™.

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.

Cherish your vivid Miss Molly Butterfly Bush, if we can ship this into your area. Your local pollinators certainly will!

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

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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 NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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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 Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red, Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes