Lotus are beautiful aquatic plants that represent beauty and purity. Each stunning flower blooms for about three days, opening in the morning and closing at night each day. Flowers are followed by the formation of a cone shaped woody like structure that holds seed pods and are often used in dried flower arrangements. Lotus also provide nourishment and shade for fish, attract butterflies and hummingbirds, are fragrant and winter-hardy - definitely a centerpiece for any water garden or pond!