Deacon DeGarmeaux Lotus is one of our most treasured lotus and all the proceeds from the sale of this lotus go to children's charities.
The Deacon DeGarmeaux Lotus was named for a bright, beautiful little boy who died much too soon, 4/30/08 - 3/21/11.
Deacon DeGarmeaux Lotus has very big, mauve-red, single-petal blooms, sunny-yellow receptacles and stamens and large (12 - 18 inch) emerald-green leaves on this tall, red, single petal lotus. Deacon DeGarmeaux Lotus makes a lovely remembrance lotus or a beautiful focal point in your water garden. Deacon DeGarmeaux Lotus grows to 5 feet tall or taller when grown in very wide containers. Always a customer favorite!
A printed version of our new Lotus Booklet now comes FREE with all Lotus Purchases!
Plant this tall specimen in a wide (24 - 48 inches or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil in your container and gently place the lotus tuber in the trench with growth tips pointing up. Cover the tuber with soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add six inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight to grow and bloom. In a week or two your lotus will have coin leaves 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. (Never fertilize your lotus before they have aerial leaves, as fertilizing too early may kill them). 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, taking care not to damage the roots. (First dose of fertilizer should be 1/2 recommended dosage)
*Because this is a large lotus, some customers may choose to plant this as an edible vegetable, rather than an ornamental flower.
Pondmegastore Tip Lotus tubers are edible and often found in Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian and Japanese diets. When planting as a vegetable rather than an ornamental flower, you must plant lotus in a large, shallow pond, rather than a container and grow the tubers 2 - 4 inches in diameter for cooking purposes.