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Lotus – ‘Amazon Sunset’ – Parrot’s Beak – Lotus hybrid

Garden Height
6 - 8
Spacing
8 - 10
Spread
10 - 12
Habit
Spreading
Container Role
Spiller
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Orange
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections

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.

Features

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.

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

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.

Uses Notes

Use in hanging baskets, containers and window boxes

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container

pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Late Spring Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-8
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinch once or twice. First about 2 weeks after liner planting; the second pinch for larger pots about 5 weeks later to shape. PGRs are not necessary.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Watch for aphids.

Grower Tips

Needs a cold period to induce bloom. Bloom time February through April, depending on temperatures.