PlantsLotus→Otay Mountain Lotus (Lotus crassifolius var. otayensis)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: soft gray
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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