Exploring peculiar varieties of lotus flowers in Vietnam
Lotus flowers can be found everywhere in Vietnam, but Hanoi is where you can find the majority of the variants.
When it comes to lotus flower, Vietnam is not only famous for the usual purity pink lotus but also other species of this beloved flower, which possess unique charm and meaning.
Tinh De (calming the king) lotus grown at a muddy pond in Gia Lam district, Hanoi is a kind of mutant species with a couple of blooms rising from the same stem. The name of this lotus was given as it was offered to the king. The image of two flowers blooming and dying together also represents the faithful love.
Autumn in Moling lotus, which is brilliant with multi-petal yellow flower, is rarely seen elsewhere. It is grown in Dong Anh district, Hanoi.
The life of thousand-petal lotus is short, about three weeks. The external petal layer looks like the usual pink lotus but there are a number of oval-shaped petal layers inside.
Sacred lotus, also known as Nelumbo Momo Botan, is seen at Ninh Xa pagoda in Thuong Tin district, Hanoi. Each blooming flower has a diameter of up to 30 cm, which look charming with the unique thick layers of petals lying close together.
The Royal lotus in the muddy water at Hung Phuc pagoda, Hanoi is a precious flower which is normally seen in pink or white. The most radiant time of blooming just lasts for three days when many bees are attracted to get nectar and pollen.
The blooming time for lotus ranges from April to July depending on areas. This is a white apple lotus, which is described as a vigorous and fruitful species, in Dien Ban town, Quang Nam province. The color of this lotus may change in accordance with the temperature and soil substance.
Beautiful Drop Blood lotus rise in a muddy pond in Dien Ban town.
Villagers harvest lotus flowers at a lotus pond in Dien Loc village, Hue.
Two-colored lotus rarely rises in nature but some lotus pond owners in Vietnam have successfully multiplied this type.
The white lotus with thick petals and the charming scent is widely spotted at some ponds in Westlake, Hanoi. Besides, micro lotus with tiny blossoms is also preferred.