Lotus, Nelumbo High Cotton from Netherland Bulb Company - Lotus flowers are beautiful aquatic plants that represent beauty and purity, and they are available in a range of sizes and colors. The most common colors are red, pink, yellow, and white. Lotus are hardy perennials considered a symbol of purity. Lotus (Nelumbo) is a spectacular aquatic plant and features exotic fragrant blooms and huge waxy green leaves. Lotus leaves (like Floaters) help to shade the pond water.