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Lotus berthelotii

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Lotus berthelotii Parrots Beak, Lotus Vine Flower, Pelican Beak, Coral Gem,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Climbers, Groundcovers Climbing / Twining, Prostrate, Spreading

An ornamental, deciduous, creeping, groundcover that originated from the Canary Islands. The attractive foliage has needle like grey blue leaves that make a great backdrop for the stunning crimson red and orange parrot beak shaped flowers that appear during Spring and Summer. The creeping habit makes it perfect to cascade over a retaining wall, pot or a hanging basket making a stunning display.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Fabaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Blue, Grey
Flower Colour: Yellow, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low, Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate