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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Fruit: Showy
Other: 2 - 3 inch flat conical receptacle with imbedded nut like seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Water gardens
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Tea
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: Above 55ºF

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Posted by yurikashtanov (St.Petersburg, or Sochi, or North Smolensk reg., Russia; Los Frailes, Ecuador - Zone 10a) on Jan 12, 2013 11:25 AM

The plant is native to Australasia.

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 17, 2016 11:01 PM

National flower of India and Vietnam.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Wow by gardengus Nov 18, 2012 6:10 PM 1
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Best fertilizer? by quercusnut Jun 23, 2018 6:02 PM 6
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Nelumbo nucifera var. caspicum by quercusnut Apr 15, 2018 1:36 PM 8
What is this? by IJsbrandtGA Dec 7, 2017 11:19 PM 6
Anyone growing lotus? by extranjera Mar 6, 2014 5:48 PM 90
Lotus by psa Feb 15, 2018 7:48 AM 40

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