Space Lotus 36


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Taikong Lian 36

Nelumbo nucifera

Lots of seeds and an edible tuber- Yum! Of course, most people won't choose to eat this lotus because 'Space Lotus 36' has such lovely flowers and seed pods.  A Chinese experiment that sent seeds into space to test the absence of gravity on lotus seeds has resulted in spectacularly large and beautiful blooms. Our lotus is descended from seed #36. This lotus is large (over 5') and needs a deep container or plenty of space in your pond.

Flower Color: White with Pink
Plant Height: Tall, 48” and taller
Flower Type: Single or Few, less than 20 petals 
Pot Size: 20” and wider, 12”-18” deep