High Cotton

Nelumbo nucifera

The Old South Series

Pure white perfection!

My great-granddaddy planted 5 acres of cotton every year back in the late 1800's. He would hitch his plow behind his mule and open row after row, dropping in seeds one at a time and praying that enough rain came at the right time and that the boll weevils didn't kill it before it was waist-high and opening into big, fluffy balls of cotton. If the farmers reached pickin' time with a good crop the old saying was, "we are in high cotton." Here in the South that phrase still means that everything is better than good!

Our 'High Cotton' is named to honor all those hard working men and women who paved the way for us today. This lovely new lotus was grown from random seed that was a gift from Dr. Daike Tian. The outer petals are wide and make a perfect plate to hold the more narrow curled petals on the inside. Particularly bright gold stamen surround a lime green receptacle to make this new lotus even more unique.

Special thanks to Yann Mumber for the lovely picture!

Flower Color:  White
Plant Size: Large
Flower Type:  Double


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