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botanical name:
Lotus berthelotii 'Gold Flash'
Lotus berthelotii 'Gold Flash' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Coral Gem, Parrot's Beak
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.20m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Prostrate or trailing sub-shrub with long stems of linear, silvery grey-green leaves. Flame-like dark red, orange and golden yellow flowers in late spring and summer.

cultivation:
Moist but very well drained soil in sun. Not frost hardy.

propagation:
From seed or semi-ripe cuttings.

usage:
Containers, hanging baskets or as a conservatory plant.

other notes:
Native to the cloud forests of Tenerife and the Cape Verde Islands, but now very rare in the wild. Fortunately commonly cultivated.

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