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Heartthrob is a BRAND NEW, superior, deep-red, single-petal lotus! WE'RE SURE YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS LOTUS--AN EARLY BLOOMING, BRILLIANT-RED, HEAVY BLOOMER! A winter hardy, deep-red lotus that will make your heart skip a beat! This Medium-Tall variety can grow 40-50 inches tall, make sure you give this lotus plenty of room to grow and bloom! 1st Day flowers are an AMAZING shade of BRIGHT-RED which change into a sumptuous shade of luscious pink by the 3rd day! Yellow-green receptacles and luminous, creamy-white stamens add to the WOW factor on this amazing lotus!
Plant this lotus in a very wide (18-48 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently 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 four inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. (Always start your lotus by the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed). In a week or two you will have coin leaves on the surface of the water, a week or two after that you will have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press 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 SHOWSTOPPING lotus should GROW and BLOOM the very first year!