Nelumbo lutea

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  • Common Name: American Lotus
  • Plant Story:

    An aquatic, unique herbaceous perennial, Nelumbo lutea features large cupped yellow flowers rising on top of green circular cupped leaves. Flowers bloom for about 3 days opening up during daylight and closing at night. Flowers give way to decorative seed pods.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Planting Zone: 4-10
  • Height: 3-6 ft
  • Spread: 3-4 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Water garden or pond
  • Leaf: Waxy green cupped leaves
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Aphids and spider mites
  • Form: Upright
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Plant roots in large containers to plant in ponds. Roots may be established in muddy bottom.

American Lotus - Additional Photos