Heavens To Betsy Lotus
Lotus Plant Description
Heavens To Betsy Lotus is a tall lotus specimen with fabulous red flowers named for Betsy Bancroft, an illustrious poet and storyteller! Heavens To Betsy Lotus is a HEAVY BLOOMER! The lovely red blooms have sunny-yellow receptacles and a golden-yellow fringe of stamens. 'Heavens to Betsy Lotus' produces impressive seeds and makes an excellent addition to your pond or large containers on your balcony, deck or patio. This sacred lotus blooms early and often!
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant by the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed and temperatures are consistently warm. Plant this beautiful specimen in a wide (24 - 48 inches or wider), shallow container using loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add a few inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors (8+ hours of sunlight daily). In a week or so you will have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water, DO NOT fertilize until you have at least two aerial leaves growing out of the water. (Wider containers help the plant to produce more blooms.)
Lotus Fertilizing Instructions
Fertilize monthly during the growing/blooming season (June through September) with 4-6 fertilizer tabs. Simply press the tabs gently into the soil around the roots of the lotus plant, being careful not to damage the roots of your lotus plant. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase!
Type: Medium-Tall Lotus