Large blossoms are a deep pink-red to purple with soft pink to cream inside, they open shortly before the foliage begins to appear. Magnolia 'Betty' was hybridized at the U.S. National Arboretum as one of the 'Little Girls' magnolia series. It has Magnolia stellata in its parentage so it blooms heavily at a young age and is hardy. Midseason blooming, slightly later than M. stellata and M. x soulangiana, which helps reduce the risk of damage to flowers if there is a late spring frost. Magnolia 'Betty' is a cross between M. liliiflora 'Nigra' and M. stellata 'Rosea'. Our Magnolia are all grown on their own roots.