WATER LOTUS



$19.95
The stately lotus, Nelumbo, with stunning leaves and flowers standing high above the water, is one the most dramatic pond ornaments of all.
It comes is all sizes--you can grow it in a bowl or let it fill a natural pond.

There are two species in Nelumbo, Lutea of North America and Nucifera of Asia, Eastern Europe and Australia.
Though each species is stunning in its relative simplicity, hybrids range from single flowers to "thousand petals" and can be found in a rainbow of warm colors.

An aura of mystique surrounds the lotus, adding to its appeal. Legends and myths about it are woven through the history of civilization.
It is important in many cultures, religions, and even agricultures.
The leaves are aerial, interestingly shaped and with remarkable properties of water shedding and self cleaning.
Seeds can remain viable for centuries, Growing plants from seed is fun and, under the right conditions, can go from seedling to bloom in as little as
six months. Named varieties can only be grown from a tuber.

Nelumbo has been moved from the waterlily family to one of its own, somehow fitting for the unique beautiful aquatic plants.

We no longer have lotus tubers available for shipping. Even a small amount of handling can easily break the growth tip of a tuber and kill it. Local customers may inquire about availability in early spring.
We do have seed available for a half dozen varieties. Please inquire if interested.