Purple Lily Magnolia
Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'
Water regularly, when top 3" of soil is dry. Once well established, needs only occasional deep watering.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||mag-NOH-lee-uh li-leye-FLOH-ra Ny-gruh|
|Lore||The lily flowered magnolia became a staple of the old South and many old specimens can still be found there today.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 6 to 10 ft. high, 4 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Small flowering Magnolia like this one are the toast of the spring garden and should be planted as a specimen where you can enjoy it thoroughly. While in bloom, it's a standout in shrub borders, then blends into the background later on. Small enough to be a front yard foundation shrub, or prune it into a patio tree for a more charming effect. Use as a source of color in Asian gardens when Camellia and Azalea have not yet bloomed. Good cut flower.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3" of soil is dry. Once well established, needs only occasional deep watering.|
|Companion Plants||This wonderfully versatile plant is a natural for an Asian-inspired theme using Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku') and Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergiana). Experiment with hardy deciduous Azalea such as the potent Fireball Azalea (Azalea Hardy Hybrid 'Fireball') and Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper (Juniperus procumbens 'Nana') in an Oriental Pompon form or left natural.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9