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Patricia Garrett Lotus
Lotus Plant Description
Patricia Garrett Lotus is a beacon of joy with wide open, airy blooms held regally above the lush foliage in shades of cream, pink and yellow on this tall, versicolor, single-petal lotus! Receptacles are bright-yellow adding a sunny touch. Flower petals on the Patricia Garrett Lotus are lighter at the base and flowers are simply luminous and look as though they are lit from within! Patricia Garrett Lotus is a HEAVY BLOOMING American specimen that has been around for several years. Patricia Garrett Lotus blooms early in the season as well.
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant in a wide (24-48 inches or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a shallow trench in the soil and gently place the lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with shallow soil and add a few inches of water above the soil. Place your lotus container in the shallow area of your pond or in a container on your patio where it will receive at least 8 hours of sunlight each day. DO NOT FERTILIZE! In a week or two you will have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water, soon you will have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Lotus Fertilizing Instructions
Once you have aerial leaves--you may fertilize your lotus with 4-6 fertilizer tabs per month during the growing/blooming season (June through September). Simply push the fertilizer tabs one inch into the soil, being careful not to damage the roots.
Please read our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase.
Type: Medium-Tall Lotus