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Hun Zhong Lotus is a bright red, single petal lotus with classic lotus form. Wide, beautiful receptacle is surrounded with a fringe of yellow-gold anthers. Emerald-green leaves make a nice contrast to rosy-red flowers. This lovely lotus will make a nice addition to your water garden this spring. Classic features and vivid color on this lovely specimen are sure to make this lotus a CUSTOMER FAVORITE!
After all danger of frost has passed, plant lotus tuber in large, wide, shallow container. Using heavy loam soil, keeping growth tips exposed. Add 2 - 4 inches of water over soil and place in full sun. In a week or two you will have coin leaves on the surface of the water. In another week or two you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water. When your lotus has aerial leaves you may add another inch or two of water above the soil in your lotus container. Always replenish the water that evaporates throughout the growing/blooming season.Once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Once you have aerial leaves, fertilize monthly during the growing/blooming season, June through September. We recommend and sell Landon Granular Fertilizer or Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs+Humates. We recommend them for vigorous growth and best bloom!