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Gold and Resplendence is a marvelous light- yellow lotus with creamy-yellow flowers and green petaloids that add drama and interest to this multi-petal beauty. The seed pods are interesting as well, as they have a red tint. The graceful, green foliage adds to the elegance of this fine lotus specimen. A perfect choice for a sunny corner of your water garden, porch or patio.
Dwarf-Medium/Light Yellow /Multi petal
Plant your lotus tuber in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in a wide (16-30 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and carefully place your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add a couple of inches of water above the soil and place the lotus container in a sunny location outdoors. (Lotus need 8+ hours of sun per day to grow and bloom) In a week or two your lotus will have coil leaves on the surface of the water. A week or so after that your lotus will have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once your lotus has aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press three or four fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this ONCE A MONTH throughout the GROWING/BLOOMING season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!
There are many factors that determine how many blooms you will have over the summer months. Container size, amount of sunlight and fertilizer are all important factors when it comes to blooms! Use the widest container possible, make sure your lotus gets 8+ hours of sunlight daily and make sure you are fertilizing your lotus properly!