Many of our rarer cultivars of Magnolias are just starting to swell and we predict their flowering will be at peak for the weekend. Friends Members may sign up for a special tour of our nationally recognized collection of Magnolias on Saturday, March 17th. This is Magnolia ‘March til Frost’ which has gorgeous burgundy goblet-shaped flowers in March but it reblooms through the season until fall’s frost.
A visit to Powell Gardens right now will bring on a wonderful “Daffodil Daze” as drifts of thousands of naturalized daffodils grace the gardens. This is the north edge of the Rock & Waterfall Garden with Narcissus’Ice Follies’ in the foreground and yellow ‘Jetfire’ in the background.
Narcissus ‘Carlton’ is an absolute classic ‘Large Cup’ daffodil that naturalizes well in our climate — these in the Perennial Gardens ‘Mixed Perennial Border’ have been here and thrived for over 20 years. These just opened so the corona or “cup” is orange but it will quickly fade to darker yellow.
Narcissus ‘Las Vegas’ is a show girl with huge, two-toned flowers of white and yellow. These are in the Rock & Waterfall Garden.