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Walker Bradford Lotus
Lotus Plant Description
Walker Bradford Lotus is a tall, red lotus with wide-petaled lotus flowers is light shades of red. Walker Bradford Lotus is a commanding presence in the water garden with lush green foliage to complement the fine lotus blooms!
How do I plant my lotus?
Plant your large/tall lotus in a wide (24 - 48 inches) shallow, no holes container. Fill the container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to damage or break the growth tips. Cover the tuber with an inch or two of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 4 - 5 inches of water above the soil and place the container in a sunny area outdoors. Lotus need 8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily to grow and bloom. Do not fertilize your lotus until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How do I fertilize my lotus plant?
Wait until you have aerial leaves to fertilize your lotus plant. Lotus are heavy feeders--We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press the fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus plants, taking care not to damage the roots. Fertilize your lotus from June through September, making the final fertilizer application in September.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase.