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Yiliang Thousand Petals Lotus has an amazing petal count (800+) on this luscious specimen. Superbly shaped buds open over a period of days, to reveal to rosy-red flowers with a hint of lavender over the petals. Suitable as an edible vegetable as this lotus produces large tubers, however, no seeds are produced on this 'all double-petal flower'. This is variety blooms late in the season.
Plant in wide (24-48 inch or larger), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a shallow trench in the soil and plant the lotus tuber (keeping growth tips exposed) in the trench, being careful not to damage the growth tips. Add a few inches of water over the tuber and place where it will receive at least 8 hours of sun each day. In a couple of weeks you will have coin leaves on the surface of the water. DO NOT FERTILIZE until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Fertilize monthly with Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs (June through September) for vigorous growth and best bloom!