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    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak

    Lotus 'Amazon Sunset'

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    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak (Lotus 'Amazon Sunset') at Hartman Companies

    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak flowers

    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak (Lotus 'Amazon Sunset') at Hartman Companies

    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak in bloom

    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  8 inches

    Spacing:  18 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

    Description:

    Stunning orange and red flowers bloom on this spreading and cascading plant only when night temperatures are cool; otherwise it is a great silvery foliage base for containers and baskets, and a fine groundcover for the garden

    Ornamental Features

    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak features showy orange hooded flowers with red tips along the stems from mid spring to early fall. Its attractive small needle-like leaves remain silver in color with showy bluish-green variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak is an herbaceous annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover
    • Container Planting
    • Hanging Baskets

    Planting & Growing

    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

    Amazon Sunset Parrots Beak is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Accent  Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
    Ornamental Features
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