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Lotus
Nelumbo 'Maggie Bell Slocum'

Family: Nelumbonaceae
Genus: Nelumbo (nee-LUM-bo) (Info)
Cultivar: Maggie Bell Slocum

Category:

Ponds and Aquatics

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Marietta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 20, 2007, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

I am a newcomer to lotus growing, but this plant has been a pleasure. The fuzzy leaves are held well above the water as is the beautiful flower (only one so far). Feed it well, give it plenty of strong sunshine and a water depth between 6" and 18", sit back and enjoy. Contrary to what many believe, lotuses are quite hardy if given a covering of water. This beauty came through last winter's -15C with flying colours.