A Florida native, the Magnolia is rough and tough!
Magnolias grow best in well-draining soils in low salt areas but can handle some short periods of sitting in water. They provide the most flowers when placed in an area with full sun.
Magnolias are one of the earliest known flowering plants, and as such have a long history in romantic symbolism. Due to its perseverance, it symbolizes endurance and eternity, making it the perfect choice for weddings or to plant on an anniversary.
In ancient Rome, magnolia blossoms were left at the doorway to signify a lover’s return. In China, magnolias are given to women who represent eternal beauty and elegance.
Like the rose, the color of the magnolia blossom can convey different messages. Purple hued flowers showing passion, with pink meaning fondness, and white meaning eternal love.