Magnolia Margaret Helen



This variety was raised about 1996 by Vance Hooper at Duncan and Davies and named after his mother. It is a cross between M. liliflora ‘Nigra’ and M. mollicomata ‘Bernie Hollard’ and it combines the best of both parents being free flowering and with a compact habit. The warm rose pink flowers are all held upright and are a bright colour. This brightness has made ‘Margaret Helen’ very popular in the northern hemisphere where lower light intensities need bright colours to make a statement.