Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sacred Lotus

A few weeks ago I went to the Blue Lotus farm at Yarra Junction. It's a nursery and a series of large ponds and dams filled with profusely flowering varieties of Lotus. I bought my original specimens from here several years ago and they have become one of my annual highlights when they flower. They produce edible rhizomes but Blue Lotus do not sell any of the cultivars with large rhizomes bred for eating. Nevertheless they're so beautiful and easy to grow they're worth having as a token edible. I have been growing a large flowered pink/mauve type at Burnley. Here are some photos I took a couple of weeks ago.

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