Too bad I can't have a lotus without a pond they sure are pretty.
TK, You don't have to have a pond to have a lotus.
There are 3 sizes of lotus. The large like above, dwarf and bowl. The large I grow in ground but my dwarf are in 18 gallon pots. The bowl lotus can be grown in as small as 10" pots. But if you grow a lotus in a pot and it freezes during winter in your area you have to put the pot where the tuber can't freeze.
I've never seen the purple ones like that.
Pickerel comes in blue, pink, white, purple and variations of these colours. The most common is the purple I believe.