Mrs. Slocum is a large-sized variety of Lotus Plants it has 70~100 petals and a flower diameter of 11-12" . Developed through crossbreeding between the water chinquapin and the Chinese red-colored, double-flowered variety, this is the only yellow-red-type lotus of the double-flowered variety. The color is a gradation of pale yellow which ends in rose-pink tips. The red color fades quickly and on the third day after bloom the flower is mostly pale yellow. The flowering season is from late-June
Vibrant red flowers held high above the leaves create a spectacular attention capturing display. Sure to please any pond plant lover. This one comes highly recommended for nearly any size pond. Hybridized by Slocum in 1994 Hardy to zones 4-11. Best to plant in no-hole container at least 4 gallons or bigger. Large lotus. Dark pink almost red semi double blooms of 6-11 inches. Height 4-6 feet. Medium to large spread. Good for medium to large ponds.
Russian Red Water Lotus (N.Caspium) Pinkish-red single blooms. Under ideal conditions grows 3-5 feet. Blooms can be 8-12 inches and slightly fragrant.
Leaves 20-24 inches.
Lotuses are found in white, red, yellow and pink colors in general and they grow in shallow and murky waters. Lotus flowers enjoy warm sunlight and are intolerant to cold weather. This is why the Lotus is not seen blossoming in the winter. The floating leaves and Lotus flowers have long stems, which contain air