The lotus is considered a medicinal, ornamental plant. The nut-bearing lotus is the brightest representative of the coastal flora. It feels best in stagnant pond water or on rivers with a very small current. In its natural habitat, it creates thickets. Blooms with large pink flowers that do not float on the water, but rise 3-4ft in height. This is a unique sight that will be remembered for a long time. Flowers emit a very pleasant aroma, therefore they belong to honey-bearing flowers. All parts of Nelumbo nucifera are edible, with the rhizome and seeds being the main consumption parts. The lotus has quite strong roots, with an impressive supply of vitamins and trace elements. Perennial, zone 7-12 and container.
Dried flower pods are the shaped like pepper pots and are striking in flower arrangements. Easy to grow from seeds.