Shiroman Lotus is a magnificent variety with gorgeous, multi-petal, 8" blooms in heavenly- white! Flowers on the Shiroman Lotus are scented with an amazing spicy scent and produce fabulous seed pods as well! The seed pods look great in fresh and dried arrangements. Shiroman Lotus is a tall, white, multi-petal lotus that grows beautifully-- and up to 5 feet tall in a 20 inch container! Everything you could want in a tall lotus rolled into one--this one!
Plant by the end of May, after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in heavy loam soil using a wide (24 - 48 inches wide or wider), shallow container. 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 few inches of soil and add four to six inches of water above the soil. Place your 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 Tabs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press four to six fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this ONCE A MONTH during the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should GROW and BLOOM the very first year!