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American water lotus

Nelumbo lutea

Also known as

Water chinquapin, Lotus

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Full Sun
Frequent watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1m

1.2m

Min

70cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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American water lotus Overview

A perennial water-plant from North America. Leaves are blue green and veined, flowers are yellow.

Common problems with American water lotus

How to propagate American water lotus

Seed

Propagate from seed.

Division

Division in spring.

Other uses of American water lotus

Grown for their foliage and flowers.