Chinese Red Zunyi Lotus has dazzling, brilliant-red, single petal blooms on this tall, exquisite lotus hybrid! Flower petals are wide with pointed tips and saturated with brilliant-red color! Receptacles are gold and foliage is lush, emerald-green. Chinese Red Zunyi Lotus is a MUST HAVE for your water garden feature, pond or patio!
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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 the lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with 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 will 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 into the soil near the roots of your lotus. Do this each month during the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!