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Lotus 'Amazon Sunset'

Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak

Lotus

Comments

Stunning orange and red flowers bloom on this spreading and cascading plant only when night temperatures are cool; otherwise it is a great silvery foliage base for containers and baskets, and a fine groundcover for the garden

Description

Stunning orange and red flowers bloom on this spreading and cascading plant only when night temperatures are cool; otherwise it is a great silvery foliage base for containers and baskets, and a fine groundcover for the garden

Landscape Attributes

Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Container Planting;Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

9b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

8 inches

24 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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