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'Amazon Sunset' Parrot's Beak Lotus hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
8" 12" 20cm 30cm
Height: 6" - 8"
Spread: 10" - 12"
Height: 15cm - 20cm
Spread: 25cm - 30cm
Proven Selections
  • Details

    6 - 8 Inches
    8 - 10 Inches
    10 - 12 Inches
    15cm - 20cm
    20cm - 25cm
    25cm - 30cm


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

    Deadheading Not Necessary


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 8 Inches 15cm - 20cm
    8 - 10 Inches 20cm - 25cm
    10 - 12 Inches 25cm - 30cm
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    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
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    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
  • 11 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • 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!

      , 12 years ago
    • I planted it at my house and it is very pretty!

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

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

      karen o'connor
      , Montana
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • sam chansen
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 12 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.

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

      , New York
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
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