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Autumn in Moling Qiuse Lotus
SIMPLY STUNNING! We have noticed photos of this lotus on the internet that have an over saturation of color, making it much brighter than it actually is. This delightful, early bloomer needs no enhancement as Autumn in Moling Qiuse is a lovely yellow, double flowering lotus and an excellent bloomer that blooms early in the season. The delicate shade of yellow is heightened by the ruffled, double petals that adorn this enchanting lotus flower. This specimen is very popular and a favorite of many!
When planting your lotus, use a wide (16 inches or wider), shallow, no holes container using heavy loam soil. Dig a shallow trench in the top of the soil and carefully place your lotus tuber in the trench, gently pull soil over the tuber making sure to leave the growth tips exposed. Be careful not to damage the growth tips. Carefully add a few inches of water over the top of the soil and place your lotus container where it will receive at least eight (8) hours of direct sunlight. In a week or two you will have coin leaves on the surface of the water.
Once you have aerial leaves growing out of the water you may fertilize your lotus twice a month from June until September. Lotus are very heavy feeders and should be fertilized for vigorous growth and best bloom. An easy way to remember to fertilize is to mark your calendar to add 3-4 fertilizer tabbs on the 1st and 15th of each month during the growing season, (June through September).