Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac, Orange-eye Butterfly Bush 'Miss Molly'

Buddleja davidii

Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja (BUD-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: davidii (duh-VID-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Molly
Synonym:Buddleia davidii



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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


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Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall


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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Buffalo, New York

Lubbock, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 7, 2014, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is my third time trying butterfly bush but the first time with this one and buying one so large. It is already 2' tall or so. When I went to the nursery, this cultivar was doing the best. The others they had must have been earlier bloomers. Either that or they have outgrown the pots. The ones I bought still have vibrant flowers on them and they are nicely fragrant. Smells a little like lilacs. I am excited to try this one as I was told at the garden center that they don't mind heat and they bloom from summer, right up to a freeze. There were a couple of people there that were talking about how this cultivar was their favorite. I can only dream and hope that this will be mine too. We shall see what happens after it's first winter. I will update my rating in the spring.