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Nelumbo nucifera var. caspicum

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Family: Nelumbonaceae
Genus: Nelumbo (nee-LUM-bo) (Info)
Species: nucifera var. caspicum

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Ponds and Aquatics

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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:
Red

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral gosail On Sep 26, 2011, gosail from Recklinghausen
Germany (Zone 7a) wrote:

I got this year nelumbo var. komarovii seeds from Kake Khanka. 200km north of Vladivostok. Trying first year. Hope they will grow wel. Fotos
http://www.gosail.de/lotus-nelumbo.html

Positive killdawabbit On Jun 30, 2011, killdawabbit from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

My pic is of a 3 year old plant started from a single tuber from Paradise Gardens. I have it growing in a round tub about 2' in diameter and about 1' deep. The small pond it's in is about 1.5' deep. I haven't fertilized it this year.

Neutral mothermole On Jul 13, 2010, mothermole from Deer Park, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is the second season I've owned this plant and it has not bloomed yet. Lotus take some time to mature. I look forward to it's maturing and plan to return here to update my post.

Regional...

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

Carlotta, California
Barrington, Illinois
Christiana, Tennessee
Spurgeon, Tennessee



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