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Lotus berthelotii


Lotus berthelotii

One in each manger basket - burst into bloom overnight almost! Known as Parrot's Beak among other names.



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Wow,Shirley,that is unusual..I don't think I've seen one of these before. I love it :o) .

11 Jun, 2022

 

A lovely trailing plant in the perfect spot for it!

11 Jun, 2022

 

Thank you both ... I saw this in the glasshouse when I bought the other plants for the baskets ... it just fell into my trolley! It is also known as Pelican Beak, Cat Claw, and Coral Gem and likes full sunshine.

11 Jun, 2022

 

So suitable for a basket...new one for me.

11 Jun, 2022

 

Julia, I'm sure I saw this growing in one of the Canary Islands years ago. It's quite memorable with those blooms!

12 Jun, 2022

 

New to me, Shirley. It’s an eye catching plant. Loving the exoticness of the flowers, plus the greenery is attractive too.

12 Jun, 2022

 

I've never come across this either. It's so unusual! Wherever did you get it?

12 Jun, 2022

 

Kate, I have to agree with you!

Julia, I always buy my manger basket plants from a family run plant nursery over Chichester way. Their plants are always strong and healthy, with over 150 varieties of hanging, upright, foliage and flowering basket plants. This Lotus was just in among the usual Petunias, Begonias, Verbena, Bacopa etc. !!

12 Jun, 2022

 

Will you try and save some seeds from it for next year??

14 Jun, 2022

 

Yes, Julia, I have already looked up the best way to save seed!

14 Jun, 2022



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