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Plant Description Inspiration Lotus is a lotus we are extremely happy to announce!
This incredible lotus has beautiful red blooms with classic, single petal form.The petals are wide and the receptacles are bright-yellow with a fringe of yellow stamens that add texture and interest. A captivating showpiece for your water garden feature! This lotus will be the centerpiece of your water garden, pond or patio!
Naming rights for this lotus were donated by friend and hybridizer Laura Bancroft, to raise support for the Longwood Garden's NEW Patrick Nutt Scholarship. Patrick Nutt was a hybridizer and a curator for Longwood Gardens
The name was chosen by Pond Megastore owner, Zac deGarmeaux, along with two colleagues.
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 your lotus tuber in the trench, cover all but the growth tips with soil, leaving the growth tips exposed and add 2 or 3 inches of water above the soil. Place your lotus container in a sunny location outside where it will receive 8+ hours of sunlight each day. In a week or two your lotus should have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water. In a week or so after the coin leaves, you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water. DO NOT fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Once you have aerial leaves growing out of the water, fertilize your lotus with 4-6 fertilizer tabbs each month during the growing/blooming season (June through September). Simply press the fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, take care not to damage the roots. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!
Type: Medium-Tall Lotus