It's blooming lovely in city parks as lotuses and water lilies flower
Lotuses and water lilies have bloomed across the city, adding a splash of colors to parks.
The Guyi Garden in Jiading District, Chenshan Botanical Garden in Songjiang District, Shanghai Botanical Garden in Xuhui District, People's Park in Huangpu District, Gucun Park in Baoshan District, Daning Park in Jing'an District, Jiabei Countryside Park in Jiading District, Linyi Park in the Pudong New Area and Wujing Park in Minhang District are some of the best places to appreciate the wonderful flowers.
This year's flowering is about a week later than last year due to continuous rainfall and a sudden drop in temperature, said Liu Amei, a greenery engineer at the Shanghai Guyi Garden.
The right temperature for lotus growth is between 25 and 32 degrees, and the best temperature during the budding phase is above 25 degrees for at least 14 consecutive days, said Liu.
A sudden drop in temperature will affect the budding of the flower. The lotus prefers sunny weather to bloom.
At the Shanghai Botanical Garden, nearly 60 varieties of lotuses and water lilies are on display, and the Chenshan Botanical Garden showcases lotuses and water lilies in red, purple, yellow, white, and multiple colors, some rare hybrid varieties.