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The Lotus vine scientific name is Lotus berthelotii and is also known as parrot’s beak. The plant is actually an excellent summer container filler and is also adaptive as a trailing or border plant. The Lotus vine plant can be used as a summer annual in the warmer regions of the United States. Summer containers are actually a wonderful way to capture the season and brighten patios, decks, and lanais. Some of the standby plants (like violas, petunias, zinnia, and snapdragons) have their own appeal and combine with foliage plants and trailing specimens for absolutely beautiful displays. Gardeners with moxie like to tuck in a unique and surprising plant for a stunning bombshell in the midst of more standard summertime beauty. To read more visit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to