East Dawn Lotus
East Dawn Lotus has splendid flowers that are delicately colored in soft, pastel shades of yellow, creamy white and blush pink. All the colors of an early morning sunrise at dawn! Flowers are intricately formed on East Dawn Lotus, with double-petals around the receptacle. Lush, cup shaped blooms on attractive green foliage create the perfect bouquet early in the morning! East Dawn Lotus grows 1 - 2 feet tall.
Plant your East Dawn Lotus tuber in a wide (16 to 20 inches or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a shallow trench in the surface of the soil and gently place the lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to damage the growth tips. Cover the lotus tuber with an inch or two of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add two inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location, outdoors. (8+ hours of sunlight daily). In a week or so, you should have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water, a week or so after that, aerial leaves should be growing out of the water. Do not disturb your lotus tuber once it is planted. You may add water above the soil to replace water that has evaporated.
Once your lotus has put out aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs. Simply press three fertilizer tabs into the soil around the roots of your lotus. Be careful not to damage the roots. Do this during the growing/blooming season (June through September) for best bloom and optimum growth. Your lotus tuber should grow and bloom the very first year!