Bergen Water Gardens is pleased to offer a unique tropical lotus for 2015. The lotus was created at Sanshui Lotus World near Guangzhou China. Its name is 18 Little Red and it is one of the few tropical lotus which will produce a tuber. This lotus features a long blooming season but most not be allowed to freezing and it best kept above 50 degrees F.. Buy Tuber Now
Nelumbo ‘18 Little Red’ Tropical Lotus
Nelumbo ‘Xiaohong Shiba’ 小红十八
Size: Small to Medium
Leaf Height: 12.2 inches (31 cm)
Flower Type: Single Flower, 18 Petals (16 to 21 petals)
Flower Diameter: 6.3 inches (16 cm)
Flower Height: 15.75 inches ( 40 cm)
Flowering Period: Starts early blooms all summer!
Hybridizer: Liang Miaozhen of Lotus World in Sanshui of Guangdong; 2007
Maternal Parent: N. ‘Hong Shiba’
Comments: Outstanding red lotus which blooms for a long time. This variety is NOT winter hardy, it must be in a greenhouse for the winter.
Sanshui Lotus World
Sanshui Lotus World is a premier site in China to view lotus. Lotus World is the largest lotus ecologically themed park in the world. Lotus are grown in a natural habitat and spread 132 acres! Over 300 varieties of lotus are on display. On of the many features in the park is the 50 feet high Lotus Fairy statue. Enjoy!: