Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

American Lotus

American Lotus 

Nelumbo lutea

Full sun, wet moisture level, adapted to a wide range of soils, moderately acid to alkaline pH.  3 ft. height, blooms summer into fall, yellow flowers, spreads rapidly by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Lightly statewide but primarily in Coastal Plain Province

Aquatic plant with fragrant flowers.  Prefers still water.  Needs lots of space to spread and reproduce.  Potentially invasive.

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