VIBRANT RED BLOOMS FROM MID-SUMMER TO LATE FALL
- Deep pink to almost red flowers bloom in fall and will last until late fall
- Shrub is extremely fragrant butterfly bush
- Easy to grow requiring little to no special treatment
- Perfect for adding color and life to dull locations
Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 4-5' tall
- Mature Width: 4-5' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 3-6' apart
Why plant Miss Molly Butterfly Bush?
Have you been seeking a Butterfly Bush that offers outstanding and unique color, then the Miss Molly Butterfly Bush is the one for you. Maintaining a compact form the Miss Molly grows 4-5’ tall and wide and provides a deep lovely wine red bloom from mid summer to late in the fall season. Aside from stunning blooms, the Miss Molly Butterfly Bush is deciduous providing velvety soft green foliage during the growing season before falling into dormancy. This shrub offers tolerance to many ailments such as drought, heat, deer, rabbits, and more. With that being said we can give thanks to Dr. Dennis Werner of North Carolina State University who developed the Miss Molly Butterfly Bush by combining the “Miss Ruby” and the “Attraction” butterfly bushes which gave Miss Molly the attributes we prize most.
How to use Miss Molly Butterfly Bush in the landscape?
The Miss Molly Butterfly Bush is a spectacular addition to any garden operating as the only Butterfly Bush to produce the closest red hue of any Butterfly Bush. Like its sibling the Asian Moon Butterfly Bush the Miss Molly also remains non-invasive allowing you to plant freely without hindering the natural environment around you. Like other Butterfly Bushes the Miss Molly invites butterflies and hummingbirds as well as other pollinators to galavant across your landscape all season long. Adaptability to most any soil including heavy clay soils as long as they offer decent drainage, if it doesn’t amending the soil with compost will do the trick.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Miss Molly Butterfly Bush
After purchasing your Miss Molly Butterfly Bush it's time to get it in the ground. Choosing a location for planting might be easier than you thought. Thriving best in locations that offer full sun, the Miss Molly Butterfly Bush also offers some awesome soil adaptability. No need to worry about how acidic or alkaline your soil is or the composition of the soil. Heavy clay may be the only soil type that would cause some form of an issue, however make sure you choose a site that offers decent drainage and you should be fine. Maintain a watering schedule until established, feed when necessary, and enjoy the beautiful blooms and visitors year in and year out.
How To Water
Once you planted your Miss Molly Butterfly Bush it's time to water. This may be accomplished by watering at minimal twice a week until established. Once established, keep an eye on the soil making sure not to let it get too dry. We recommend keeping an eye on your local weather making sure to water during periods of inclement weather such as high heat or drought.
How To Fertilize
When it comes time to feed your Miss Molly Butterfly Bush no need to worry it's as easy as can be. When first planting we recommend adding fertilizer to the planting site as the first feeding. If you planted during the spring re-apply fertilizer in late fall before the dormancy of winter. If you planted in fall, wait till spring before the push of new growth to fertilize your shrub. Remember these steps for the life of the plant and you will continue to have lavish foliage each year.
How To Prune
Now that your Miss Molly Butterfly Bush has had some time to grow we should consider the maintenance of your shrub. In early spring before the push of new growth we recommend pruning for shape, this shrub blooms on new wood so you won't be missing out on any blooms when pruning at this time. Also while taking care of your Miss Molly Butterfly Bush it would be beneficial to remove any damaged or dead branches as well as leaves throughout the year not just for looks but the health of your shrub as well.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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