It’s now clear that two out of the eight Magnolia ‘Ann’ cuttings I started last spring made it through the winter. Magnolias are often precocious, flowering at a tender age, but this particular baby is a little over-precocious:
The stem of this magnolia is literally under two inches tall. I took a ruler out and measured it.
I must add, I did pinch the flower bud off after I took this flower. Enthusiasm is a fine, fine thing, but seriously, a baby this small needs to put its energy into general vegetative growth, not flowers.