6-Inch HB Parrot's Beak (Lotus berthelotii)
Lotus berthelotii, commonly called parrot's beak, is a trailing tender perennial or warm weather annual vine that grows to 8" tall but spreads to 2-3' wide or more. Where not winter hardy, it is grown as an annual in containers or hanging baskets. It features soft silver-gray leaves and sharply-contrasting, pea-like, crimson flowers. Leaves are divided into needle-like leaflets (each to 1" long) that are spaced along the stems in attractive whorls (3-7 leaflets per whorl). Stems will spread to 2-3' long or more. Flowers bloom in clusters at the stem ends in spring and early summer. Each flower (to 1" long) is red (maturing to orange red) and sickle-shaped with a prominent beak.