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(Chinese name: Jinling feishuang)
A tall, striking lotus with multi-petal blooms and bubbled carpels. Petal tips are kissed with shades of rosy-red on creamy-white blooms. This lotus has beautiful presence and adds grace and beauty to your water garden. Blooms early and often! HEAVY BLOOMER!!!
Plant in a wide (24-48 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 damage or break the growth tips. Cover the tuber while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add four to six inches of water above the soil and place your lotus in a sunny location outdoors. (Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight to grow and bloom). In a week or two you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water, a week or so after that, you should 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 WORLD FERTILIZER TABBS + HUMATES for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use! Simply press four to six fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!
Please Note: Lotus should be planted by the month of May, after the danger of frost has passed. (Lotus tubers may be kept in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area.)
Type: Medium-Tall Lotus