The 25th National Lotus Flowers Exhibition is being held from July 8 to September 8 in Dazu County, Chongqing. During the exhibition, more than 500 kinds of lotus will be put on the show, among which 43 are "space lotus".
The "space lotus" was cultivated from the lotus seeds carried back by a recoverable satellite, which is recognized as the highlight of this exhibition. The lotus, which once traveled on Shenzhou VI spacecraft to outer space, was bred by crossbreeding. Usually, the "space lotus" is bigger than common ones, and their blossom period is much longer.
Except the "space lotus", the exhibition also features a number of rare breeds from 30 cities in China and many other countries, such as Russia and Japan. The lotus plants of various breeds are in full bloom, attracting numerous visitors.