Highest Virtue Lotus is simply elegant, with just a breath of color over 1st day blooms and on the tips of the petals on 2nd and 3rd day blooms. Highest Virtue Lotus has beautifully formed flowers with unique characteristics. Bright green center on the Highest Virtue Lotus adds interest, sometimes green tipped inner petals that add to the allure of Highest Virtue Lotus! Grows to 4 feet or taller when planted in wide containers (24 - 48 inches) or wider. Highest Virtue Lotus is statuesque and stunning. One of the most elegant lotus in the world! Beautiful in containers on your deck or balcony. A delightful addition to your pond!
Plant your lotus tuber in large sized, wide, shallow container (24 - 48 inches wide in diameter, or wider) using heavy loam soil. Fill the container 3/4 full with soil. Dig a trench in the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. NEVER use potting soil as it will float right out of the pot!
Add 4 - 6 inches of water above the soil and place in full sun (8+ hours daily). Always replace water that has evaporated from your container. Soon coin leaves will appear on the surface of the water.
DO NOT fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Fertilize at half strength the first time you fertilize! Fertilize throughout the summer months during the growing/blooming season with Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for robust plants and best bloom!