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.
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scarify through seedcoat and soak in water until germination.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside American lotus so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with American lotus so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect American lotus plants:
Nelumbo lutea Willd.