Jeannie's Smile Lotus brings on the PINK POWER! Named for Jean Harris Kennedy, a strong, beautiful woman. A strong, beautiful lotus in luscious shades of PINK that can grow to 5 feet tall, with lovely flowers pretty enough to match Jeannie's smile. Jeannie's Smile Lotus has bright-yellow receptacles that add a little sunshine on this spectacular lotus specimen!
Plant in a wide (24-48 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place the lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil while keeping the growth tips exposed. Add a few inches of water above the soil and place your lotus in full sun outdoors. In a week or so you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water. A week or two after the coin leaves, you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Fertilize after aerial leaves are growing out of the water with WATERLILY WORLD FERTILIZER TABS + HUMATES for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press four or six fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus taking care not to damage the roots. Do this throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!