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Lotus Red Flash 270mm

Lotus ‘Red Flash’ – 270mm

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am Lotus Red Flash. My family originated from the Canary Islands

Botanic Name: Lotus berthelotii ‘Red Flash’

Trailing – Stunning red flowers

I am ‘Red Flash’ with scarlet red flowers that resemble parrots beaks. My delicate foliage has a dense texture and will soften the look of any planting. I am ideal for rockeries and container planting. My trailing habit makes me ideal for hanging baskets, for cascading over retaining walls or as a ground cover including in rockeries. I thrive in bright conditions. I have a showy, tidy appearance and require minimal maintenance.

Full Sun to Part Shade (4+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 0.2m Width: 1m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 0.2m Width: 0.2m)
I need minimal water once established
Hanging basket colour
I am happy in most neutral to acidic soils and prefer soils that are well drained
I am popular and will make you happy because…
I thrive in hanging baskets, pots and containers but am just as happy planted out in the garden
I produce upright bright scarlet flowers resembling parrots beaks in summer attracting nectar feeding birds
I am a groundcover with a rambling habit well suited to rockeries, hillsides and to trail over retaining walls

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in hanging baskets
  • in garden beds and general landscaping

Tips for success…

I benefit from a regular feed with a high nitrogen fertiliser
Plant me 60cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Fabaceae
Other names: Lotus Vine Flower, Parrot (or Parrot’s) Beak, Pelican Beak, Coral Gem, Birdsfoot Trefoil



What is the Small Spaces™ Collection

No matter how Narrow & Small your modern urban space is, you can create a lush & colourful garden or courtyard.

Combine the habits of Upright, Mounding & Trailing for easy colourful arrangements in pots, containers or garden beds.

Available in 140mm, 180mm and 200mm pots

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Upright - Mounding - Trailing

A simple recipe to create professional-looking plants and garden designs

By having the plants divided in the three types, Upright, Mounding or Trailing, we remove the intimidation factor to create your own gardening designs.


Upright plants

Also called thrillers, are the big, bold focal point, the centerpiece plant for your design. This plant provides an eye-catching vertical element.

You first select your Upright plant, which usually will be the tallest plants, and the starting point of your design.
Then, when is time to plant, the Upright plant goes in the center if your pot that will be viewed from all sides.
You planted in the back of a pot, or the back of a garden bed, depending on your focal point.

A great upright choice is tall ornamental grasses such as purple fountain grass or liriopes. You can find them under our Mighty Tuff® collection. Or you can use anigozanthos from our Nature's Nectar®.
Small Spaces offers a collection of flowering plants ideal to use as thrillers, such are Cannas, Alstroemerias, Mandevilleas or you can even use some dwarf pittosporums


Mounding plants

Also called fillers, are mid-size, mounding, or rounded plants that surround and complement but not overwhelm the upright plant and fill the space in the planter or garden. You can use one filler or opt for two or three different plants in your container or garden design. Pick colours that complement your Upright Plant, or different textures, like a round-leaved mounding plant with a spiky Upright plant.

Often, they help by hiding the bare knees, the less interesting stems or stalks of the Upright plants

The difficult part is selecting the plant from so many choices, but a few suggestions include: cupheas, salvias, scaevolas, pelargoniums, etc.


Trailing plants

Also called spillers, are splashy plants that cascade and tumble over the sides of containers or cascaiding down a wall .

Even though the main rule of this plants is to sprawl over the side of the pots, sometimes it's fun to unify a composition by training a few tendrils of a Trailing plant to climb into and through both the Mounding and Upright plants.

You can use some of this varieties as Trailing plants: ajugas, campanulas, lotus Red Flash, lobelias, Veronica Oxford Blue, etc.

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