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Miss Molly butterfly bush with a monarch butterfly
Miss Molly butterfly bush covered in bright pink-red blooms and a monarch butterfly on it
Three Miss Molly butterfly bushes blooming next to green grass in a landscape.
A common buckeye butterfly on Miss Molly buddleia
A closeup of the dense, bright pink-red flower spikes of Miss Molly butterfly bush

Buddleia 'Miss Molly' - Butterfly Bush

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If you think the color of 'Miss Molly' butterfly bush looks great here on our website, you ought to see it in person! That's why it is an all-time staff favorite. Each spiky bloom is a study in deep pink-red; it's actually the closest to true red of any butterfly bush on the market, and the color is even more fantastic in warm climates. Combined with its compact, medium-sized frame and elegant, rounded habit, 'Miss Molly' is sure to become a favorite of your butterfly garden, too.

Developed by Dr. Dennis Werner of NCSU and approved for sale in Oregon and Washington.

Vital details:

Size: 4-5' tall and wide

Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)

Water: Average soil & moisture

Hardiness: USDA zone 5-9 (Find your hardiness zone)

Pollinator value: attracts adult butterflies of many species; also attracts hummingbird moths

Notable features: fragrant, deer resistant, drought tolerant, long blooming, deadheading not required.

Plant name: Buddleia x 'Miss Molly' pp#23,245, cbr#4446

For complete growing details, click on over to our garden guide.



Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Shirley A.B.
Wish I could give you 5 stars

They were very dry when arrived. I soaked before planting...hopefully they will bounce back next year.

Great packaging !

Arrived on time and in great condition !

Sandi R.

All plants were dead. Brittle no life.

Hello! We apologize you received your plants not up to our standards. As we try our best to provide exceptional service, some factors like shipping and handling are outside of our control, and issues like this can sometimes happen. Please email pictures of the plant to, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

Lynn H.

I ordered 3 butterfly bushes because they could withstand the Florida heat. Instead I got 3 azalea bushes that arrived pretty beaten and very tiny. They have all died. I had gotten them for my sister for her birthday.

Hello! We apologize that you did not receive the correct order. Please contact our customer service team and we can make this right. The best way to reach us is to email and we can further assist. Happy Gardening!

Anthony J.
Miss Molly color

Color is not red. It is a dab pinkish blend with lavender, drably color. On the web this is stated: "Images shown may be of mature plants.". Very disappointed. The supplier was Proven Winners.

Hello! Thank you for leaving a review. As mentioned on the product listing, 'Miss Molly' matures to a deep pink-red. And, you are correct in that the photos on are site of those of mature plants. 'Miss Molly' is a Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs variety that we are proud to carry on our site. If you have any additional questions, feel free to email us at Happy Gardening!