Nelumbo sp. 'Mrs. P.D. Slocum'
'Mrs. P.D. Slocum'
Nelumbo 'Mrs. P.D. Slocum', is an especially free flowering sacred lotus. Bred in 1964 from N. lutea x N.‘Rosea Plena'. Blooms 9-12" start out pink with yellow centers and turn to a lovely cream color with a pink flush by the third day. Plants may have several different colored flowers at the same time! The flowers of 'Mrs. P.D. Slocum' have a pleasant licorice scent and leaves are large at 18-23". Some leaves float on the water while others rise up to 5' from the pond bottom and provide attractive motion above the water surface as well as a resting place for dragonflies!