Sold Out $ 37.50
Handsome Hero Lotus
(Chinese name: Junjie)
Impressive, large, bright-pink, EARLY BLOOMING flowers have large, wide outer petals and smaller, ruffled petals in the center of this gorgeous, HEAVY BLOOMER! Inner petals are tipped with creamy-white and look luminous! Receptacles are golden-yellow along with the fringe of stamens. Standing tall in the water garden, 'Handsome Hero' is sure to be a standout! A beautiful lotus to honor a hero in your life!
Plant in a wide (24-48 inches or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and place the lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to damage or break the growth tips. Cover the tuber with an inch or two of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add three or four inches of water above the soil and place your lotus outside where it will receive 8+ hours of sunlight daily. DO NOT fertilize! In a week or two you will have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water, soon you will have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Once you have aerial leaves growing out of the water, fertilize with 4-6 fertilizer tabbs during the growing/ blooming season (June through September). Simply push the fertilizer tabbs one inch into the soil in the lotus container, being careful not to damage the roots.
Type: Medium-Tall Lotus