Lotus berthelotii
“Parrot’s Beak”

One of the most decorative ground covers you can grow! Masses of soft, needle-like silvery foliage spread out quickly to 2’ wide and the signature 1” long red and gold, beak-like flowers appear at branch tips over a long period in Spring and Summer. Spectacular in full bloom, this ground hugging perennial likes lots of sun and good drainage. Its vining nature also makes it ideal for cascading over a low wall or for spilling out of a large container or hanging basket. The nectar-rich flowers are popular with hummingbirds and butterflies. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil. Allow to dry between waterings. Pinch back branches for denser growth. Deadhead for extended bloom. Evergreen where hardy, it can also be grown as an annual in colder zones. Deer resistant.

Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Average Water

Perennial Groundcover
USDA zones 9b-11
(annual elsewhere)