Red Tree Peony
The blooms on Red Tree Peony Lotus are BRILLIANT-RED! Long, wider outer petals along with shorter inner petals in this beautiful shade of brilliant-red and a sunny-yellow receptacle combine to create a stunning, HEAVY BLOOMING lotus hybrid. CUSTOMER FAVORITE! Red Tree Peony Lotus grow 2 - 4 feet tall when grown in wide, shallow containers.
Plant your lotus tuber in the month of May after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in a wide (18 - 30 inch wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, cover with soil, but leave the growth tips exposed. Be careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Add four inches of water above the soil and place your lotus container in a sunny location outdoors. (Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight daily to grow and bloom) In a week or two you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water, a week or so 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 Tabs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press four fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage your the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!