Magnolia campbellii 'Charles Raffill'

(m. campbellii subsp. campbellii × m. campbellii subsp. mollicomata). Flowers large with the intense pink of m. campbellii but suffused with the rose-purple of m. campbellii subsp. mollicomata. Named after Charles p. Raffill who carried out breeding experiments on Magnolia at Kew Gardens London in the 1940s. This cultivar was the first flowering seedling of a Raffill cross of m. campbellii with pollen of subsp. mollicomata in 1959. 'Kew's Surprise' which is red outside and white inside is from the same breeding experiments.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Magnolianae
order      Magnoliales
family       Magnoliaceae
genus        Magnolia L.
species         Magnolia campbellii Hook.f. & Thomson