Biltmore Estate Gardens

Photo By The Biltmore Company

Flowering Magnolia

Saucer magnolias are a welcome harbinger of spring everywhere, and Biltmore is no exception. The trick to success with these spring beauties is to tuck them into a sunny spot with slightly acidic soil. The fleshy roots really benefit from a consistent mulch covering to keep soil cool and moist. In northern zones, look for varieties that flower later to avoid late spring frosts turning petals from gorgeous hues to brown mush.