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This Seductive Pink Magnolia Needs a Name
Hillary T
This Seductive Pink Magnolia Needs a Name

We need help naming a plant again.

Not just any plant - a gorgeous new hybrid Magnolia with the cumbersome name of Magnolia sieboldii 'Colossus' x Magnolia insignis.

I was tempted to name it Magnolia 'Seductive Pink' because that's how we refer to it in the nursery. I'll jut my thumb over my shoulder and say something to Mike in nursery-speak like, "that seductive pink magnolia back there is really growing great and rooting in well; the tops are almost finished."

Then I remembered we had a fun naming contest and now have Hydrangea 'Irish Lace' happily monikered up. Let's do it again!

Naming is not my thing. I find it adorable when people name everything from their cars to a nice piece of wood with a live edge (yes, we sold a slab of southern red oak to a friend and she named it on the spot).

I accomplished all the naming for my lifetime when I named my dog Ruby. I'm tempted to name all consecutive dogs Ruby. With that confession, I illustrate how badly I need help. We need help.

Please post any ideas here. We'll post on Facebook too and send this announcement to our mailing list (reason to subscribe - because we do fun stuff like this - subscribe at bottom right of this page).

If we choose your name, we'll email you and give you a $30 credit (plus free shipping) for the plant of your choice from our store. 

This contest is open until we find a name - you'll know we found a name when something catchy and pronounceable appears in the plant description.

Really excited to hear what y'all come up with. I know you're good.

Happy Naming,

Hillary & Mike


Tags:magnolia

Comments

Stefan

Here are a few quick ideas:

Riveting Rosie

Pink Kimono

…or, if you’re really daring, how about Pepto-Magnol? (just kidding, really!)

Whatever name you end up liking, if it’s to be a cultivar epithet and not just a selling name (trademark), you’ll want to check it against the list of requirements of the international cultivar registration authority for magnolias (https://www.magnoliasociety.org/RegisterCultivar). Hopefully the breeder will consider registering the cultivar name with them as well, which will also ensure that the name is fully vetted.


Bill Petritz
How about “pinkie delight”?

Carolyn Kennedy
Let’s name it “Parfait” as it reminds me a pink parfait my aunt used to serve for desserts decades ago.

Regis
Or maybe you can name it “rosy saucers “ since the flowers remind me of pink saucers and the rosy part is for the blend of pink

Regis
Well I think the name should be “Cutie Rosado “ rosado means pink and cute is what the magnolia is so cutie rosado will work or

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