1st March 2009
One of the varieties I planted in the garden when I first moved here, but I lost it (first in the sense of misplaced, and then in the sense of killed)
so I was pleased to replace it this spring. I planted it out to make sure it didn't get misplaced for a second time, which accounts for the soil
trapped in the flower. Not quite sure how I did that, but there it is.
11th April 2015
A very old Japanese cultivar, one of a number that have been called 'Hagoromo', when it was imported into Italy in 1886 it was renamed 'Magnoliaeflora'.
Award of Merit from the RHS in 1953.