Chinese Red Yan'an is one of the Chinese City Lotus. Chinese Red Yan'an has unique and unusual flowers with long, thin petals in rich-red color. Simple, elegant flowers are held above the green foliage on this majestic lotus. Tall/Single/Brilliant Red
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Plant your lotus tuber in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in a wide (24-48 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with a couple of inches of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add four to six inches of water above the soil and place your lotus container 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 growing 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 four to six fertilizer tabbs in the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this each month during the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!