Buddleia 'Miss Molly' Description
Miss Molly buddleia is a supermodel when it comes to butterfly bushes. Thrives in poor soil. Fast growing drought tolerant flowering shrub is sure to entice butterflies and hummingbirds while transforming your late summer garden with stylish luster.
Huge 10-12 inch fragrant panicles have excellent flower cover and start to bloom in midsummer lasting well into fall. Growing 4-5 feet tall and wide it is well suited as a specimen plant, in the back of the border, along a foundation or hedge plant.
By golly, Miss Molly you are a beauty with your compact, mounding habit that stays so neat and tidy in the landscape. Few shrubs are so easy to grow, drought tolerant while filling your garden with color for up to 3+ months. Flowers are sterile so no unwanted seedlings appear.Special features: Attracts butterflies, Blooms first year, Cold hardy, Cut flower, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fast growing, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Attracts hummingbirds
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- Botanical name:
Buddleia 'Miss Molly'
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- Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
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- Height x width:
4-5' x 4-5'
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Accent, Border, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Massing, Small spaces
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- Patent #:PP23,425
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Soil: Butterfly bushes require very well-drained, even dry, soils. Do not amend or add anything to the soil at planting time, as this can cause serious drainage problems. In clay soil, plant butterfly bush so they are slightly above, rather than even with, the soil.
Light: Full sun - at least six hours of bright sun each day is necessary for healthy plants and abundant blooms.
Water: Low to average watering; soil can even be dry once established. Butterfly bush do not tolerate wet conditions for any period of time.
Spacing: 3 to 4 feet
Fertilizing: Little needed; if desired, apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring.
Winterizing:In fall, plants can be trimmed lightly if desired, but save major pruning for spring. Do not fertilize in fall, and if mulching, do not apply heavily at the base of the plant.
Maintenance & pruning: Butterfly bushes are best pruned in spring, once the new growth has begun to emerge. At that point, cut just above where big, healthy buds appear. Give butterfly bushes plenty of time to emerge in spring, especially in colder climates - this may take several weeks, even if other plants in your yard are already leafing out.
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