A breathtaking, highly sought after magnolia that has grabbed our attention and won't let go. The shapely, cup like blossoms are saturated purple in color and emerge in the greatest abundance in early May from sexy burgundy-black buds. As an added bonus a secondary flush of blossoms occurs sporadically into August adding valuable summer interest. Flowers emit a gentle fragrance and are colored on both the interior and exterior surfaces. Plants develop a compact well branched form reaching 15' in height.