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Red Scarf Lotus is a Sino-American hybrid that is washed in red color and timeless beauty. Bright-yellow receptacles and yellow stamens along with lush, green foliage create simple elegance in your pond or water garden.The 15 petal count flower blooms well, especially in hot climates. GREAT BLOOMER! Enjoy this lotus specimen in your pond or in containers on your deck or patio. Dwarf-Medium-Red-Single
Plant your lotus tuber in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. (Lotus tubers can 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 place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to 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 two 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 the fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this each month (June through September) as these are the growing/blooming months. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!