Lotus Varieties

Name Asiatic
Scientific Name Nelumbo ‘Alba Grandiflora’
Hardiness Zone 7 to 11
Height 90-120cm (36-48”)
Planting Depth 8-45cm (3-18”)
Notes A splendid pure white lotus of gorgeous beauty. The flower is fine, pure white and of large size and delicate fragrance. The leaves are large and pea green in color. One of our very best white flowered lotus. Flowers are produced in great numbers during the growing season, and winters well in very cold climates with ice and snow.

Name Chawan Basu
Scientific Name Nelumbo ‘Chawan Basu’
Hardiness Zone 4 to 11
Height 60-75cm (24-30”)
Planting Depth 8-30cm (3-12”)
Notes This is a beautiful lotus for any small to medium pond or container. Flowers are ivory white with deep pink margins and veins on the petals. The name chawan basu refers to rice bowl.

Name Chinese Double Rose
Scientific Name Nelumbo ‘Chinese Double Rose’
Hardiness Zone 4 to 11
Height 45-60cm(18-24”)
Planting Depth 8-30cm (3-12”)
Notes Flowers are deep rose colored and fully double and free flowering resembling that of a peonie.Flowers are deep rose colored and fully double and free flowering

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Name Momo Botan
Scientific Name Nelumbo ‘Momo Botan’
Hardiness Zone 4 to 11
Height 45-60cm(18-24”)
Planting Depth 8-30cm (3-12”)
Notes One of the best blooming lotuses. The flowers are double rosy pink. Flowers stay open later in the day and it has a long blooming season. Good for containers and small to medium ponds.

Name Mrs. Perry D. Slocum
Scientific Name Nelumbo ‘Mrs. Perry D. Slocum’
Hardiness Zone 4 to 11
Height 90-120cm (36-48”)
Planting Depth 8-45cm (3-18”)
Notes A very fragrant lotus with large double blossoms that open deep pink, change to pink & yellow the second day and creamy yellow on the third day. It is such a gorgeous flower, and yet at just the right moment looks so perfect, you just can’t help but to stare at it in disbelief that such a beauty is not artificial.

Name Perry’s Giant Sunburst
Scientific Name Nelumbo ‘Perry’s Giant Sunburst’
Hardiness Zone 4 to 11
Height 90-120cm (36-48”)
Planting Depth 8-45cm (3-18”)
Notes Large, cupped, very fragrant, double, yellow flowers appear in summer on stiff stems above the foliage. 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 receptacle which resembles the shape of a watering can rose.

Name Rosea Plena
Scientific Name Nelumbo ‘Roseum Plenum’
Hardiness Zone 4 to 11
Height 90-120cm (36-48”)
Planting Depth 8-45cm (3-18”)
Notes Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering, aquatic plant with beautiful, fragrant flowers. The species has 2 feet wide, round leaves, held above the water surface. The lotus flower is usually pink, with a single flower per stem. Colour can vary from white to rose, with double flowered varieties, and dwarf plants being developed for small ponds and containers. The fruit is woody and ornamental, good for crafts. Seeds and tubers are used in Chinese cooking.

Name Sacred Pink
Scientific Name Nelumbo Nucifera Speciosum
Hardiness Zone 4 to 11
Height 90-120cm (36-48”)
Planting Depth 8-45cm (3-18”)
Notes The Sacred Lotus possesses great significance in Eastern religion. Apart from its majestic beauty, the Nelumbo nucifera Lotus is held sacred because of the mystical effects it can produce.



 
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