Good golly, Miss Molly! This Buddleia Miss Molly Butterfly Bush is an outstanding perennial shrub that displays vibrant color and attracts butterflies all summer long! Its whimsical display of conical flowers is perfect for rustic and cottage gardens alike.
Miss Molly Butterfly Bush Buddleia is also known as summer lilac. This deciduous shrub is prized for its large conical flowers and usefulness as a small to midsized garden shrub.
The velvety leaves of this plant are green to greenish silver, depending upon the season. They have an elongated and pointed shape with a length of 1 to 3 inches.
Dwarf Butterfly Bush Miss Molly’s tiny red flowers amass on long conical spears. Butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators adore its fragrant flowers, flocking to it all summer long.
These lush pinkish-red flowers appear in July and rebloom until the first hard frost. Its rich color may develop more of an intense red in the warm South and more of a purple hue in the North. Its flowers make a splendid addition to home décor and flower arrangements.
How to Use Miss Molly in Your Garden
Plant Miss Molly in mixed garden beds, along walkways, and in foundation beds. She also does well in a decorative patio or entryway pots. Miss Molly’s bold and playful personality will make her a welcome addition to any part of your landscape.
Compact Miss Molly Butterfly Bush Care Information
This dazzling shrub is low maintenance and fuss-free. Miss Molly is considered to be non-invasive, drought tolerant, disease free, and resistant to deer.
Miss Molly grows best in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9 and thrives in hot weather.
Miss Molly prefers fun in the sun and thrives on at least 6 or more hours per day. Water Miss Molly regularly until it is well established.
Plant this shrub in the spring for the best results. It tolerates variable and well-draining soil. Mulch around the base of the plant to protect its roots. This plant can be fertilized with slow-release tree and shrub food, preferably in spring.
Miss Molly Butterfly Bush Size
Miss Molly has a compact growth pattern with a rounded shape overall. It is fast growing and reaches 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. Space this shrub about 5 to 6 feet apart to prevent crowding.
Miss Molly Butterfly Bush Pruning
Pruning is not always required. However, for shaping, it is best to perform pruning in the spring. It is advisable to only trim off 1/3 of the branches at any given time. This precaution will prevent the plant from becoming overly stressed. Dead branches can be pruned off as needed during any time of the year.
Consider Adding Miss Molly to Your Garden!
This butterfly bush is ideal for smaller yards and mixed garden beds due to its compact size. It can be used as a continuous hedge along walkways, driveways, and borders. Its show-stopping pinkish-red flower color is sure to amaze.
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Mature Width 4-5 ft
Mature Height 4-5 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9