Lotus (Nelumbo 'Hong Taiyang') in the Lotuses Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 6 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 4 to 5 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Often used in dried floral arrangements.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Bright red outer petals with bright yellow center
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Edible Parts: Leaves
Roots
Seeds or Nuts
Flowers
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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