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'Amazon Sunset' Parrot's Beak Lotus hybrid

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
8" 12"
Height
6 - 8"
Spread
10 - 12"
  • Details

    Features

    Vibrant red flowers bloom over silvery foliage from spring to summer when night temperatures are below 60^F

    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 8 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 10 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Orange
    Flower Shade: 
    Orange
    Foliage Colors: 
    Silver
    Foliage Shade: 
    Silver
    Habit: 
    Spreading
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in hanging baskets, containers and window boxes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Parrot's Beak or Lotus Vine is a great plant that fills the needs for a silver, soft-foliaged plant, as well as a trailing silver plant that flowers. However, the flowering part is short lived, based upon where you live and how fast the temperature rises in the spring. Parrot's Beak needs cool temperatures in order to initiate flowers, and will start and continue to bloom only if the spring temperatures do not climb too fast or spike (when there really is no spring and you fast forward to summer.) If you have warm night temperatures the plant will quickly go out of flower.

    Most Lotus need 40 F nights to induce bloom, but not this vibrant-hued variety. Night temperatures can be as high as 55 - 60 F.

    'Amazon Sunset' Lotus hybrid USPP 10,864
  • 10 Reviews

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    • I live in Tucson Arizona. I bought this plant in winter of 2010 and put it directly in the ground. It gets direct sun from noon on. Last year this plant lived through extreme cold of 18 degrees and 3 days of 33 as a high. In the summer our temps get to 110. It didn't grow during the summer but still stayed a nice ground cover plant. I am amazed the extreme temps this plant endures and looks gorgeous! Its now been blooming for about 3 months now and went from a 4" pot sized plant to a dense ground cover of 3' by 3' covered in flowers. I just bought another one today to place at the other end of my yard. Its different and nobody else has it and thats why I like it. I took a pic and showed the nursery where I bought it just how big it had gotten and they were shocked. They didnt know it grew so well in the ground, only containers. Would definitely recommend!

      Dee
      , 8 years ago
    • This never bloomed. I am in zone 8 and have it in a container. Can I keep it inside over winter. I am very disappointed it did not bloom

      Sharon Pirchesky
      , 9 years ago
    • cannot keep over winter despite what I do

      Mahlon M HUNT
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • I planted it at my house and it is very pretty!

      McKenzie
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • new plant for me, just liked it overall

      Sam Chansen
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • its beautiful grows well in mt.pot hangint pot my favorite annual

      karen o'connor
      , Montana
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • sam chansen
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Looked great in a pot but died after a frost after two years.

      Tron Thompson
      , California
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Have grown this plant for 3 years with good results. Last year did not have even 1 bloom but did have good foliage growth. Will try again this year.

      d
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • amazing container filler - blooms endlessly till sept.

      rick
      , New York
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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