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Nelumbo nucifera 'Perry's Giant Sunburst'

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Family: Nelumbonaceae
Genus: Nelumbo (nee-LUM-bo) (Info)
Species: nucifera (noo-SIFF-er-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Perry's Giant Sunburst

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Category:
Ponds and Aquatics

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous

Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive snowleopard77 On Nov 6, 2011, snowleopard77 from Apex, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the fastest growing Lotus I have.... I have it in a 350 Gallon water tub usually used for horses to drink from. I purchased it in an 18-24 inch pot and moved it to the tub in 2004.

I planted it with 8 inches of soil in the tub and it has pushed the soil up to the rim of the 350 gallon pot now. It needs to be fertilized maybe 1.5 months before blooming season and blooms crazy with the right fertilizer because it can't get enough nutrients from the soil in the pot.

I just had to start digging the pot out and it seems like all the good tubers make their home at the bottom of the pot, so I was able to dig around and remove the upper 10 inches of old tubers and roots to make more room for water in the pot again.

I just wish I had a way to control the little bugs in the flowers in the summer, thrips maybe? really tiny insects, hard to photograph. but keeps me from wanting to put the flower up to my nose to smell them and the smell is out of this world.

In a pot the size I am using, I usually get between 3-8 blooms at a time through out the season. In smaller pots the plant will not get to be full size. I have had leaves as large as 18-24 inches off this plant.

Keep in mind, the bigger the pot, the bigger pain it is to clean it out when needed, but It has treated me well so far.


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Regional...

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

Chico, California
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Fresno, California
Paradise, California
Lauderhill, Florida
Apex, North Carolina
Franklin, North Carolina
Big Stone Gap, Virginia



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