Empress Lotus has purple markings on the bud as it emerges from the foliage, the regal, single-petal flowers are porcelain-white with purple markings over the edges, as if each petal were touched by the painter's brush. The purple markings are unique and unusual, an extraordinary lotus that looks hand painted and fit for royalty! Bright-yellow receptacles and green foliage are perfect complements for this jewel of a lotus! ALWAYS A CUSTOMER FAVORITE!
Empress Lotus is an impressive addition to your pond or water feature. Empress Lotus may be planted in containers and placed on your balcony, terrace or patio. Empress Lotus looks striking as a focal point when planted in containers and placed in your pond. Empress Lotus grows to 4 feet tall or taller when grown in wide, shallow containers (containers should be 24 - 48 inches wide or wider)
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Plant in pond in a very large, wide, shallow, no holes container (24 - 48 inches in diameter in heavy loam soil, in full sun, outdoors, with 6 - 8 inches of water over the tuber. Empress Lotus may also be grown in wide containers and placed in a sunny area (8+ hours of sunlight) on your deck or patio. Fertilize monthly with fertilizer tabs once plant is established with two aerial leaves standing out of the water.
*We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for optimum growth and best bloom. Simply press fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus. Wait until your lotus has aerial leaves to begin fertilizing--first dose of fertilizer should be 1/2 the recommended dosage. Fertilize throughout the growing/blooming season, June through September. In many areas, Lotus bloom until October!