A picture of a Coral Gem

Coral Gem

Lotus maculatus 'Yellow'

Also known as

Parrot's Beak, Pico De Paloma, Lotus Vine, Golden Parrot's Beak

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

5m

30cm

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Coral Gem Overview

Perennial groundcover with grey leaves and striking yellow flowers. Waterwise and hardy, it is a good choice for rockeries and pots where it will cascade over the edges. A long flowering season makes this a popular plant in gardens, although in the natural habitat it is almost extinct. The pollinators are considered to be birds and although the garden plants get plenty of pollen, it rarely set fruit or seed.

Common problems with Coral Gem

Problem-free

    How to harvest Coral Gem

    Not usually harvested.

    How to propagate Coral Gem

    Layering

    Place a rock or bit of soil over a shoot. Remove it after it have formed new roots and replant.

    Special features of Coral Gem

    Attracts birds

    Birds are the pollinator of the flowers.

    Drought resistant

    Waterwise option.

    Pot plant

    Cascade down hanging baskets.