High Cotton Lotus


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HIGH COTTON! Named after the antebellum phrase ‘high cotton’ , successful crop. High Cotton is blinding white multi petal lotus. The outer petals are as elegant as a single petal lotus, while the inner petals are slightly curled and as interesting as a multi petal lotus. You get the best of both worlds!

HEAT AND HUMIDITY! Just like normal cotton, this lotus thrives in the heat and humidity of the south. Have an extra sunny spot in your outdoor space? High Cotton is the perfect choice for you.

READY-TO-PLANT TUBER! You will receive one live lotus tuber ready to plant! Follow our simple planting instructions included, and watch your tuber spring to life!

EXTRAORDINARY LEAVES! Lotus plants feature an incredibly unique, parasol-shaped arial leaves which add exotic beauty while shading the pond and sheltering your prized fish!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our lotus are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your tuber is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy!


‘High Cotton’ is a southern favorite. Loves the heat and humidity and shines brightly under the noonday sun. This lovely lotus was grown from a random seed gifted by 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 stamens surround a lime green receptacle to make this lotus even more unique.



Cultivar name: Nelumbo nucifera ‘High Cotton’

Bloom color: White

Bloom width:

Bloom time: Summer

Flower type: Multi-petal

Recommended pot size: 20”

Plant height: 48” +

Water depth: 12-18”

Light requirement: Full Sun 

USDA hardiness zones: 4-11



NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS: It is important to handle your lotus tuber with care and not disturb or break the growing tips. Refrigerate your tuber until you are ready to plant. Do not fertilize until you see the first arial leaf, and fertilize lightly until maturity. When mature, a lotus flowers best with regular fertilization. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.