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Majestic, brilliant-red blooms on this tall, classic, single-petal lotus specimen. This stunning hybrid is a great bloomer and blooms beautifully all summer long. A wonderful addition to your water garden feature or in large pots or tubs on your terrace or patio. This lotus will add an exciting element to your landscape!
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide, (24 - 48") shallow, no-holes container using heavy loam soil. Fill your container 3/4 full with heavy loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch of soil and gently add two to four inches of water above the soil. Place your container where your lotus tuber will receive 10 - 12 hours of sunlight per day. In a week or two you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water. DO NOT fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves growing out of the water, fertilize your lotus with three or four fertilizer tabbs each month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through August).
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for vigorous growth and best bloom! Fertilizer tabbs are very easy to use--simply press the fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots.