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Lotus berthelotii

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
LO-tus berth-eh-LO-tee-eye
Description

Parrots Beak is an herbaceous pernnial in the bean family.  Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.  In hot climates, it will accept partial shade in the afternoons. It is grown as an annual north of zone 10 and does best if it pinched back to encourage bushy growth.  Plant it in a border front or in hanging baskets or rock walls where it can take advantage of its attractive spreading habit.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#red flowers#hanging baskets#rock gardens#borders#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#border front#early summer flowers#rock walls
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#red flowers#hanging baskets#rock gardens#borders#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#border front#early summer flowers#rock walls
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lotus
    Species:
    berthelotii
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canary Islands
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Weeping
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a, 12b, 12a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Red blooms appear late spring to mid-summer.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Rock Wall
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting