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Ancient Chinese Lotus is a stunning, lavender-pink. The wide, flat petals on the large, showy blooms look as though they have been hand painted with delicate striping detail, which gives this lotus a rich, textural look. The base of the petals are a lighter shade of pink while the petal tips are edged in rosy- pink. Yellow receptacles with creamy-white anthers are a nice contrast and add interest to this splendid specimen. The color on this classic, single petal lotus is simply divine! BLOOMS EARLY!
Plant your lotus in a wide, shallow container (18 to 30 inches or wider) using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench on the surface of the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to damage the growth tips. Gently cover the lotus tuber with soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add a few inches of water over the soil and place your lotus container where it will receive eight (8) hours or more of direct sunlight.
Once you have aerial leaves growing out of the water, you may fertilize your lotus with two (2) fertilizer tabbs. From June through September, fertilize your lotus with four (4) fertilizer tabbs on the 1st and 15th of the month. Lotus are very heavy feeders, always fertilize with Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs plus Humates for vigorous growth and best bloom!