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American lotus

Nelumbo lutea

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American lotus is part of the Nelumbo genus. Its scientific name is Nelumbo lutea. The botanical name epithet for American lotus (lutea) means 'yellow'.

It is an aquatic and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater).

This plant tends to be ready for harvesting by mid autumn.

United States is believed to be where American lotus originates from.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about American lotus have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow American lotus

Keep in mind when planting that American lotus is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

See our list of companion Plants for American lotus to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing American lotus from seed

scarify through seedcoat and soak in water until germination.

Transplanting American lotus

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as American lotus is a very hardy plant.

How long does American lotus take to grow?

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Other names for American lotus

Nelumbo lutea Willd.

Footnotes

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