Lotus Flower | Flower Appreciation


There are over 1600 parks and gardens under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) across Hong Kong. Featuring green canopies and seasonal blooms all year round, such parks and gardens draw crowds of flower viewers taking pictures during flowering seasons. Among an array of flowering plants, some species are in particular popular with visitors. To facilitate members of the public to appreciate flowers in a timely manner, we will make available on this website the information on those beloved species, including Red Leaves, Rosy Trumpet Tree, Cherry Blossom, Yellow Pui, Camel's Foot Tree, Rhododendron, Queen Crape Myrtle and Lotus Flower.

Scientific Name : Nelumbo nucifera

It is an aquatic herbal plant in the family Nelumbonaceae native to tropical areas in Asia.  Grown in mud but never stained, it has been acclaimed as the nobleman in the floral kingdom, and widely admired and glorified for purity and elegance by Chinese poets and writers for generations.  Commonly known as “Furong” or “Handan” in ancient times, it bears single or double-flowered flowers normally in pink and white colours, with its flowering period from May to July in Hong Kong.

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