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Nelumbo nucifera 'Mrs. Perry D. Slocum' lotus
By Joe Tomocik, Former Aquatic Collection Curator on Aug 25, 2008
In the Monet pond, the leaves of the Gardens’ favorite lotus Nelumbo nucifera 'Mrs. Perry D. Slocum' sporting plate-like water resistant leaves. In the background is an exciting graffiti artist’s mural (Lady Pink) and reflection. The colorful murals are part of the Gardens’ popular "Urban Nature" exhibit.