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!
'Amazon Sunset' Parrot's Beak Lotus hybrid
- 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).
Vibrant red flowers bloom over silvery foliage from spring to summer when night temperatures are below 60^FDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 8 InchesSpacing:8 - 10 InchesSpread:10 - 12 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFlower Shade:OrangeFoliage Colors:SilverFoliage Shade:SilverHabit:SpreadingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses Notes:
Use in hanging baskets, containers and window boxesMaintenance 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
554232221Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Dee, 10 years ago
I planted it at my house and it is very pretty!McKenzie, Washington, United States, 11 years ago
new plant for me, just liked it overallSam Chansen, Minnesota, United States, 11 years ago
its beautiful grows well in mt.pot hangint pot my favorite annualkaren o'connor, Montana, United States, 11 years ago
sam chansen, Minnesota, United States, 11 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, 11 years ago
amazing container filler - blooms endlessly till sept.rick, New York, United States, 11 years ago