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Miss Molly Butterfly Bush Buddleja 'Miss Molly'

Phonetic Spelling
bud-LEE-uh mis MOL-ee
Description

Buddleja 'Miss Molly' produces rich hues of dark red-purple flowers from summer to frost. The most common shade is a wine red  ('sangria'),  but it changes throughout the season with deeper reds in warmer regions and more purple shades in cooler climates.   It will bloom the first year after planting and is easy to grow, tolerating different soil types (although clay soil benefits from adding compost). A sunny location and well-drained soil are necessary for best performance.  Buddlejas do not tolerate poor drainage but are drought tolerant once established.

'Miss Molly' blooms on new wood and should be pruned in early spring to maintain the compact shape. It is a hybrid cultivar of  Buddleja 'Miss Ruby' and Buddleja davidii  'Attraction' and was developed at North Carolina State University by Dr. Dennis Werner.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#hummingbirds#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#specimen#easy to grow#wildlife plant#pink flowers#cut flowers#cottage garden#mass planting#windbreak#hedges#deer resistant#foundation planting#long bloom time#borders#cold tolerant#pollinator plant#border back#compact habit#clay soils tolerant#remontant#butterfly friendly#pollinator garden#bee friendly#rebloom#fuchsia flowers#sangria
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Buddleja
    Family:
    Scrophulariaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Cultivated at Sandhills Research Station, Jackson Springs, NC
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Fragrance
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Mounding
    Multi-stemmed
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    It is considered sterile, producing less than 2% viable seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Wine colored flowers bloom on new wood.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Denticulate
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Humidity
    Poor Soil
    Rabbits