Lotus Plant Description
Deacon DeGarmeaux Lotus is one of our most treasured lotus and all the proceeds from the sale of this lotus go to children's charities. The Deacon DeGarmeaux Lotus was named for a bright, beautiful little boy who died much too soon, 4/30/08 - 3/21/11. Exquisite, rosy- red blooms and strong, attractive, medium green foliage on this tall, single petal lotus. A lovely remembrance lotus that will enhance any water garden feature.
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant in a very wide (24 - 48 inches wide) or wider, shallow, no holes container using loam soil. Fill the container 2/3 full of loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and place the lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil and gently add 4 - 6 inches of water above the soil. Place in a sunny area outdoors where your lotus plant will receive 8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily. Do not fertilize until yout sacred lotus plant has aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Lotus Fertilizing Instructions
Fertilize your sacred lotus plant throughout the growing/blooming months, June through September, giving the last dose of fertilizer in early September. This will allow your lotus to grow and bloom throughout the summer months and go into dormancy naturally towards fall. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press the tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus plant, taking care not to damage the roots.
See our complete 'Lotus Growing Guide' included with your lotus order.
*Because this is a large lotus, some customers may choose to plant this as an edible vegetable, rather than an ornamental flower.Lotus tubers are edible and often found in Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian and Japanese diets. When planting as a vegetable rather than an ornamental flower, you must plant lotus in a large, shallow pond, rather than a container and grow the tubers 2-4 inches in diameter for cooking purposes.
Go to our "How To Grow Lotus As An Edible Vegetable Crop" page for complete instructions