Plant Characteristics
Additional Information
Color Yellow
Detailed Description for Nelumbo

Nelumbo lutea, American yellow lotus, is the only native species of the genus.  Flowers bloom after two successive months of temps  75-85 degrees.   Soft pale yellow flowers 7 - 11" surround a rich yellow center standing 10" above floating leaves.  Eye-catching water droplets, suspended on the waxy leaf surface, reflect sunlight during the day and house lights in the evening. Suitable for any size pool/pond.  Flower size 7-11" and leaves are 13-17".  Height 2 1/2 - 5'.  American yellow lotus, also known as water chinquapin, was a common staple in the Native American Indian diet.  Seeds can be roasted and tubers are also edible. Light spicy fragrance is attractive to bees.  American yellow lotus is a large colonizer.