Today's bloom is Russian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera var. caspicum)

Bloom of the Day for September 20th, 2011:

Type of plant: Ponds and Aquatics

Bloom color: Red

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 4b to Zone 11

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

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marti001 wrote:
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I had room here for a pond!

killdawabbit wrote:
I believe you could probably grow it in a large tub, though it might need frequent (meaning yearly or every other year) dividing. Mine is in a small dug out pond about 5 feet wide and about 1.5-2 feet deep.

locakelly wrote:
Wow - that is awesome!