Blue Lotus - Sacred Water Lily / Lily Pad / Asian Water Lotus - Nymphaea Caerulea
The Lotus is surprisingly easy to grow! If you do not have a pond, you can grow them in tubs or barrels filled with half soil and half water. Lotus flowers are edible and are used as a garnish or for tea & wine. The Lotus also has medicinal & herbal uses.
Name: Blue Lotus Other Common Names: Sacred Water Lily / Lily Pad / Asian Water Lotus Scientific Name: Nymphaea Caerulea Color: Blue 9 - 12" Flowers Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost Bloom Time: Late Spring - Early Summer Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11 Plant Height: 48 - 72" Plant Spacing: 24 - 36" Light Requirements: Sun - Part Shade Soil & Water Preferences: Pond / Aquatic