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Magnolia from seed.

Posted by quercus_alba2 4 MN (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 17, 14 at 19:47

Will seeds taken from a pink "Leonard Messel" magnolia produce a plant with pink flowers or is there just as good a chance they will be white?


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RE: Magnolia from seed.

Since the plant is usually called Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel', you can decipher your answer. The small x after the genus usually means it is a hybrid between 2 Mag. species (between different genera is 'X' (capital x), and the single quotation around 'Leonard Messel' means it is a selected cultivar. So if you take a seed, you could grow any number of specimens like either one of the parents, or one like the group of plants that 'Leonard Messel' was selected from.


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RE: Magnolia from seed.

If you delve into the parentage of your plant, you might come to the conclusion that there is a high likelihood of white flowered progeny.


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RE: Magnolia from seed.

If you delve into the parentage of your plant, you might come to the conclusion that there is a high likelihood of white flowered progeny.


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RE: Magnolia from seed.

That is what I suspected. I think I would actually prefer white flowers over pink.


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