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Magnolia figo (Michelia) in bloom

Posted by musaboru (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 15, 10 at 17:49

I had been neglecting this plant and the buds that were forming on it didn't grow much. At least the ones I could see. The leaves were turning yellow as well lol. I was moving it to another spot and noticed that banana/bubble-gum smell and that's when I spotted the flower in the middle of the plant. Seems like a lot of the flower buds dropped though from my neglect. :( Took these pictures about 10 minutes ago :P



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RE: Magnolia figo (Michelia) in bloom

Beautiful.. Is it portwine?

RE: Magnolia figo (Michelia) in bloom

I doubt it's Port Wine which is suppose to be more purple. Often times the flowers on my plant do not exhibit that much color.

Here's a pic of it from May earlier this year. And this is the more typical flower color from the same plant. Light blush inside and light picotee.
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RE: Magnolia figo (Michelia) in bloom

I was thinking about getting one of these. how often does your blooms?

RE: Magnolia figo (Michelia) in bloom

Roughly, my plant seems to bloom about every 3~4 months. The last time it bloomed was in August. Spring-time sees the most abundant flowers.

Check out a different variety called 'Hagiwara Everblooming' on Nurcar's catalog.

RE: Magnolia figo (Michelia) in bloom

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 24, 10 at 19:09

He thinks his is probably 'Port Wine', it makes flowers like yours (I've seen his specimen many times in person).

Maybe it is one of those instances where seedlings have been raised from a variant and put on the market, so that there are less purple ones around that resemble the original 'Port Wine'.

But are less purple. I see the same type as yours (and his) offered at local outlets as the typical plant, without cultivar designation.

Here is a link that might be useful: Plant of the Month: June 2002

RE: Magnolia figo (Michelia) in bloom

Wow! My little M figo Skinneriana (from Almost Eden) that's had buds on it, finally opened three of them this morning. Such a lovely scent. I just love it!

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