Nelumbo-holic Survey #1 - Favorite Lotus

This is the first in our monthly Nelumbo-holic survey series. The goals are to collect interesting information about lotuses, as well as to educate about lotuses and growing them. Each month the results of the previous survey will be published and a new one unveiled. To begin, we invite you to tell us about your favorite lotus -- one survey per person, please.

 
Do you grow lotus? *
  Yes
  No

If YES, how long have you been growing them?
  1 season
  2-5 years
  6-10 years
  11 years
  longer than I can remember

If NO, have you considered growing lotus?
  Yes
  No

Are you a __________? *
Select as many as apply
  Pond Owner
  Commercial Lotus Grower
  Lotus Hybridizer
  Garden Center Owner
  Other

On which continent do you live? *
  Asia
  Africa
  Europe
  North America
  Oceania
  South America

In which country do you live? *
 

What is the main reason you grow lotus? *
Select as many as apply
  Beauty
  Religious uses
  Cut flowers
  Food source
  Resale/Profit
  Water quality improvement
  Other

What size lotus do you like best? *
  Large (full-size)
  Semi-dwarf
  Dwarf
  Bowl
  Tea cup
  No preference

What is your favorite lotus color? *
  White
  Red
  Yellow
  Pink
  Changeable
  No Preference
  Other

What flower form do you find most attractive? *
  Single petal
  Multi-petal (peony)
  Double headed
  No preference
  Other

What is your favorite lotus? *
It may be a species or a hybrid.
 

Please comment about what makes this lotus so special for you.