Answer: You're asking at the right place! The March/April '98 issue of National Gardening Magazine features an article on hardy magnolias! 'Ann', a Kosar-De Vos hybrid, has fragrant, pink-purple, 4" bloom; the shrub grows 10-12' tall and is hardy to zone 4! You can read about the care and feeding of hardy magnolias by searching the NGA website library (from the home page http://www.garden.org). Unfortunately, the website doesn't give you the full chart that describes this and many other magnolias. You can request a beautiful, full-color back issue for $3.50 postpaid, if you want the full story, or you may find it at your local library. 'Ann' can be purchased from Carroll Gardens, 444 East Main St., Westminster MD 21157; ph# 800/638-6334. Enjoy!
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