'Edith Bogue' Magnolia grandiflora
The first flower this year of the 'Edith Bogue' Magnolia came and went very quickly. For some reason the flower did not open completely and the petals hid the inner part of the flower until they all turned brown overnight and fell off. Not a good strategy for pollination.
Last year, the first time it flowered, we had exactly one blossom. But it was a gorgeously formed flower and had a great scent. This year I counted 8 buds so I'm hoping that they will open fully so we can see the interesting inner parts too.