Good Golly Miss Molly: How beautiful you are

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author, and Speaker | Facebook @NormanWinterTheGarden Guy

‘Good Golly Miss Molly How Beautiful You Are’ is just the response one of my Facebook followers wrote upon seeing my post. This was a statement of awe about one of the best butterfly bushes in the market and not my incredible photo of a Pipevine Swallowtail feeding on it, but that is okay, Pat, I agree with you.


Miss Molly reaches four to five-feet tall and four to five-feet wide, perhaps a little taller in the south. The flowers are various shades of red. Depending on your zone, some call it a wine or sangria red. At The Garden Guy’s house, it is a most beautiful, festive red, and in a strange occurrence, I have two of them. I never plant two of anything, but I digress.

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