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Chinese Red Shanghai Lotus
(Chinese Name: Zhong guo hong Shanghai) This lotus definitely has the WOW factor! Perfection in every bloom--drenched in shades of brilliant red in this classic, multi-petal flower. Receptacles are yellow-green and anthers are creamy-white adding beauty and interest! This tall lotus will be the CENTERPIECE of your water garden feature. This lotus specimen is sure to dazzle! ORDER EARLY as this HEAVY BLOOMER will surely be a SELLOUT!
Tall/Brilliant Red/Single Petal
Plant this tall lotus is a wide (24-48 inches or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil and place the lotus tuber in the soil. Cover all but the growth tips with soil. Gently add two or three inches of water over the soil and place your container where it will receive at least 8+ hours of sunlight daily. DO NOT FERTILIZE. In a week or two you will have coin leaves on the surface of the water, once these coin leaves turn to aerial leaves growing out of the water, you may fertilize your lotus.
Simply press 4-6 fertilizer tabs one inch into the soil around the roots of the lotus, being careful not to damage the roots.. Fertilize your lotus once a month from June through September. These are the growing/blooming months. Always replace any evaporated water over the soil during the growing season.
We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for vigorous growth and best bloom!