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Miss Molly Butterfly Bush - Monrovia

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MNBUDMM

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SKU:
MNBUDMM
Weight:
2.00 LBS
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5 feet
_description-width:
4 feet
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Full Sun
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Buddleia 'Miss Molly'
Attracts:
Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds
Bloom Time:
Mid Summer to Mid Fall
Brand Name:
Monrovia Growers
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Butterfly Bush
Flower Color:
Hot Pink
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Buddleia
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
4b
Landscape Uses:
Accent, Massing, Garden, Container
Mature Height:
5 feet
Mature Width:
4 feet
Native:
Prune Time:
Late Winter Pruning
Water Needs:
Dry to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
Hot Pink
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Mid Summer to Mid Fall
_callout-28|Attracts:
Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Accent, Massing, Garden, Container

Product Overview

Buddleia 'Miss Molly'
A valuable compact garden plant with spectacular hot pink and red spikes of flowers in summer; attracts butterflies; may treat as a perennial and cut it back to the ground each spring as it regrows vigorously and blooms on new wood

Miss Molly Butterfly Bush is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Miss Molly Butterfly Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Features

Miss Molly Butterfly Bush features showy panicles of fragrant hot pink flowers at the ends of the branches from mid summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has grayish green foliage throughout the season. The fuzzy narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Miss Molly Butterfly Bush will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Miss Molly Butterfly Bush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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