Produces trailing stems that are often completely prostrate. Leaves are divided into leaflets. Flowers are sweet pea shaped, in shades of red to yellow. Plants with the common name “Lotus” are not in this genus.Lotus berthelotii
Woody-based perennial native to the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands. Grows to 8–12 in. high, with trailing, 2–3-ft.-long stems thickly covered with silvery gray leaves with three to five leaflets. Very narrow, 1-in., scarlet blossoms in summer. Space plants 2 ft. apart as a groundcover; cut back occasionally to induce bushiness. Also very effective in hanging baskets or as a cascader over a wall or rocks. Dies back in cold weather; suffers root rot where drainage is poor. Not a long-lived plant in very mild climates.
Native to Mexico. Grown for the heady, powerfully sweet fragrance of its flowers. Each rhizome (actual...
Strongly scented leaves to 5 in. long, deeply toothed. Sometimes grown or collected roadside as season...
Native to Australia. Slow grower to 12–20 ft. tall and 10–15 ft. wide. This species differ...