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Red Peony Lotus (Hong Shaoyao) Is definitely a CUSTOMER FAVORITE! If you buy only one lotus this year, buy this one! Flowers are stunning with a dazzling, red blush on the 1st day blooms. Lush, full, multi-petal flowers have flying/dancing form on the mature blooms. Red seed pods add interest to this beautiful lotus! ROBUST BLOOMER! Dwarf-Medium/Versicolor/Multi
Plant your lotus tuber in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. (Lotus tubers may be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area) Plant in a wide, shallow container 16-30 inches wide or wider), using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your 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 couple of 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 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 for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press the 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!