Lotus plant from seed, not true to form?

San Diego, CA

I grew a lotus (nelumbo) plant from seeds, but when the flower bloomed, it doesnít look like a lotus you normally would envision (see pic). The seller said that lotus doesnít grow true from seeds and that the colors will not resemble the parent. I canít find anything on the internet about his claim, but does anyone have experience with propagating lotus from seed and having the flower look like a different species?

This message was edited Jun 14, 2020 11:42 AM

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Vancouver, WA(Zone 8a)

Not being true to the parent when grown from harvested seeds happens. Different genetic make up unlike clones which are true to their "parent". Exact copy.

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