Nelumbo lutea

Leo A. Martin
Sat, 24 Sep 2005 08:26:08 PDT
> What a great description!  You really make me want to try them, but I 
> just don't live in the right place.  I'm in Zone 10.

Nelumbo lutea is native to northern North America. Nelumbo nucifera 
(flowers white through red in various cultivars) is native to Asia. N. 
nucifera grows well in warmer climates so long as they have high 
humidity. They are considered almost impossible here in Phoenix. But if 
you live in a muggy climate you should have no trouble with N. nucifera.

The sprouting method is the same, except they are very vigorous from the 
beginning. People often flower them in 5-gallon buckets. The runners and 
tubers are very brittle.

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Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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