Buddleia Miss Molly Description
One of the best red blooming Butterfly Bush on the market.
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. What a wonderful cut flower to add to fresh bouquets. 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: Butterfly Lovers, Blooms First Year, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers
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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
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, OR, PR
- Patent #:PP23,425
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Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Not too fussy about PH of soil.
Light: Full sun -- Becomes weedy and sparse with diminished flowering performance if not grown in full sun.
Water: Average moisture -- Does poorly in wet conditions.
Spacing: 3 to 4 feet
Fertilizing: Light scattering of slow release fertilizer (such as Osmocote) in mid-spring is sufficient.
Winterizing: In colder regions, this plant will often die to the ground in winter and therefore is often grown therein in the manner of an herbaceous perennial. Even if plants do not die to the ground in winter, they often grow more vigorously, produce superior flowers and maintain better shape if cut back to 1/3 its height in late winter each year. Buddleias tend to break dormancy late in the spring, so don't worry if you don't see anything happening with them when your other shrubs start to leaf-out.
Maintenance & Pruning: Prompt removal of spent flower spikes during the growing season will usually encourage continued bloom until frost.
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