Scientific Name: Nelumbo nucifera
CULTIVAR NAME: Foguang Lian
ALTERNATE NAME: Buddha's light
INITIAL FLOWERING DATE: June 9
END FLOWERING DATE: August 8
FLOWER FORM**:
Single (up to 12 petals)
Double (12-24 petals)
Multi-petalled (over 24 petals)
FLOWER SHAPE:
Ball Bowl Cup Dancing/Irregular Plate
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AVERAGE FLOWER NUMBER: high
AVERAGE FLOWER DIAMETER: 10 cm. (4")
AVERAGE LEAF DIAMETER: 20 x 16 cm. (8 x 6")
FRAGRANCE:
None Mild Strong
FLOWER POSITION RELATIVE TO LEAVES:
Above Even Below Above and Below
PLANT SIZE: (rounded to nearest cm or inch)
Miniature/teacup (less than 18 cm [6"])
Small (18-46 cm [7-18"])
Medium (47-91 cm [19-36"])
Large (more than 92 cm [36"])
**Qichao, Wang and Zhang Xingyan. 2005. Lotus Flower Cultivars in China. China Forestry Publishing House. People's Republic of China. 296 p.

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