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Nelumbo nucifera this lotus has many names, blue lotus, Hindu lotus, Indian lotus, sacred lotus, and sacred water-lily


Hindu  Lotus, Nelumbo nucifera  'Hindu'

Very fragrant semi deep pink flowers that have 24 petals.   Flowers are 9 to 12 inches across.  Heavy bloomer and it is not uncommon to see 3 different colored flowers on the same plant, all in different stages of blooms

Leaves grow 20 to 36 inches across Plant grow 3  to 5 ' tall

Perfect for medium to larger sized ponds

Hardy zone 4 or higher, less than 4 with winter protection

Tubers available mid January until March or until sold out. Lotus are generally started inside in late winter so that they bloom the same year.  More information on growing lotus

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