Lotus Plant Description
Carolina Queen Lotus has MAJESTIC 10 - 12 inch flowers that are a rich-warm pink with a blush of orange. Carolina Queen Lotus is absolutely spectacular! Petals on the Carolina Queen Lotus Plant are wide and flat, receptacles are yellow with buttery-yellow anthers and outer petals have a subtle, yellow glow about them on this radiant lotus plant.
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant in large, wide, shallow container with loam soil and 6 inches of water above the soil. Plant in full sun outdoors and fertilize once you have 2 aerial leaves standing above the water.
Fertilize monthly with fertilizer tabs, June through September, only after you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Since this a large lotus plant, some customers will consider this lotus specimen as a desirable, edible vegetable. If you are planting this lotus as a vegetable rather than an ornamental flower, it must be planted in a large shallow pond and tubers must reach 2 - 4 inches in diameter, for edible consumption.
Go to our 'How To Grow Lotus As An Edible Vegetable Page' for complete instructions on growing lotus tubers as a vegetable crop.