Barack Obama's Red Lotus Plant

One greenhouse company named a lotus in honor of Obama.

By + More

By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Talk that President Obama wants to appoint a White House farmer has already prompted one greenhouse company to name a lotus in honor of the new prez. Lilypons, a big Maryland supplier of water plants, is now selling a Nelumbo lotus called the President. "It is unique in that it holds its blossom well above the lotus pads," says Lilypon's Margaret Koogle. "It's a red lotus and quite majestic—thus the name President." A possible White House home? The South Lawn fountain.

Follow Paul and Nikki on Twitter.

Check out more of the new Washington Whispers.