One of the most elegant bloomers in the water garden, lotus produces large, exotic peony-like flowers throughout the summer. The blooms appear in a number of colors and are a perfect accent to the gorgeous blue-green leaves.
Name: Nelumbo selections
Growing Conditions: Full sun, submerged in water
Size: To 6 feet tall, depending on type
Zones: Tropical: 10-11, Hardy: 4-9