How to harvest Lily Magnolia
Flowers can be removed but they do not last very long before wilting occurs.
Seeds can be harvested from the follicles (fruit-like structures). Seeds can be packaged in slightly moist vermiculite and refrigerated.
How to propagate Lily Magnolia
Seeds are sown in late winter so that germination can take place in spring but it can take up to 18 months. Soak seeds in water before sowing to loosen the seed coat.
Cuttings can be made from mature plants. Hormone powder can be used to encourage root formation.
By grafting in winter.
Special features of Lily Magnolia
Purple and pink leaf colours
Purplish pink on the outsides and whitish on the insides.
Other uses of Lily Magnolia
Flowers and unopened flower buds have been used for sinusitis, allergic rhinitis and colds .