Princess Abby of Ten Mile Creek
Princess Abby of Ten Mile Creek is a sparkling jewel of a lotus. Vibrant-pink petal tips with creamy-white to pale-yellow inner petals on this little gem. Princess Abby is a delightful, little lotus that can be grown as a micro-mini lotus, an Exquisite of Bowl Lotus or as a Dwarf lotus, depending on the container size you choose. Princess Abby is simply outstanding in small containers on your patio. Grows to 1 - 1 1/2 feet tall
Micro-Mini, Exquisite of Bowl or Dwarf/Versicolor/Single-Petal
Plant in a wide (16-20 inch wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and gently place the lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with soil, leaving growth tips exposed. Add two or three 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 you should 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, your lotus must be fertilized. (Smaller containers may be used for Micro-Minis and Exquisite of Bowl Lotus)
Lotus are very heavy feeders. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press the 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 August). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!