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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'/1.2-1.5m tall and wide

Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)

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 6 reviews
Love these

I have ordered several of these plants and have been very pleased with their hardiness and growth. Best of all, the deer have never bothered them and I have herds that pass through our yard. I have one bush planted in front of a window in my DR and I just love to see it in bloom. I have three that are over 4 feet tall now, and I have several that I planted this year and look forward to seeing them grow like the others. Low maintenance, too. I love the color of these. I think the first two years the older bushes were a little slow to grow, but then they shot up. The ones I received this year, I planted in containers so they would continue to grow and I will relocate as soon as the landscaping bed in the front of our home is completed in August.


Beatiful bush to remember our beloved Miss Molly.

sherrill s.
Miss molly

Beautiful flower doing well!!!

Moira E.

The plant arrived looking sad with leaves destroyed. I sent pics and was told to plant it and let’s see how it does.

Hello Moira! Sometimes plants just need a little TLC after being shipped and will perk up after a little rest and water. It looks like we extended your warranty and told you to keep us posted as to how your plants did in the coming weeks. If they did not recover, let us know! We'd be happy to replace those plants or issue a refund. Happy gardening!

Lisa C.

After being planted these beauties started blooming right away and they're stunning!