Soft, smoky gray, needle-like leaves hang like delicate silver chains on this unique vining annual. Exotic looking, bright reddish-orange flowers shaped like a parrot's beak adorn the plant in spring and early summer. The best flowering occurs in cool weather, and Lotus vine may go dormant and stop flowering if temperatures are too hot in summer. But with the cool weather of fall, you will be rewarded once again with these beautiful flowers. Lotus makes an excellent annual plant in containers or baskets, cascading over the edge and pairs well with other cool weather annuals such as Pansy, Viola, African Daisy (Osteospermum), Snapdragon, and Nemesia.