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Nelumbo Nucifera Lotus
Nelumbo Nucifera  Lotus
Nelumbo Nucifera Lotus


 
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Nelumbo Nucifera Lotus

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Hindu Lotus. Large 12" blossoms with creamy petals edged with rose-pink.

  • Common Name: sacred lotus
  • Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Family: Nelumbonaceae
  • Native Range: Asia and northern Australia
  • Zone: 4 to 10
  • Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
  • Spread: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Bloom Description: Pink or white
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Wet
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Suggested Use: Annual, Water Plant, Naturalize, Rain Garden
  • Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Nelumbo nucifera is commonly called sacred lotus in reference to the sacred and symbolic status the flower holds in Buddhism and Hinduism.

Each flower blooms for about three days, opening in the morning and closing at night each day.

Flowers are followed by nut-like fruits that are imbedded in the flat surface of a turbinate (inversely conical) receptacle (2-3” diameter) which resembles the shape of a watering can rose. The rhizomes, leaves and seeds of lotus are edible and are sometimes used in Asian cooking.