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Like the Yellow Antelope, new Chinese Lotus for 2018
(Chinese Si huanglingyang)
Perfectly pointed petals on this small, subtle-yellow lotus make dreamy, 4-5" blooms ALL SUMMER LONG! You will have continuous blooms throughout the summer on this delightful little lotus. Looks remarkable in containers on your deck or patio or in small tubs and container gardens.
Plant in a wide (16-20 inches 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 leaving the growth tips exposed. Add a few inches of water above the soil and place 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 growing on the surface of the water, a week or so after that you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water
Fertilize monthly (June through September) with fertilizer tabbs once you have aerial leaves
Type: Dwarf-Exquisite of Bowl