Evening Showers Lotus
Evening Showers Lotus 1st Day flowers have elegant, pink blooms with a hint of sunny-yellow throughout the flower along with golden-yellow receptacles. 2nd and 3rd day flowers are light-yellow tipped in pink! The blooms are in shades of radiant yellows and tipped in delicate pinks.Evening Showers is a beautiful addition to your water garden feature, small pond or patio. This is a HEAVY BLOOMER and will bloom all summer long! Your Evening Showers Lotus will grow 1 - 2 feet tall
Plant in a 16 - 20 inch wide or wider, shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place the lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Bury the tuber in an inch or two of soil leaving the growth tips exposed. Add two or three inches of water over the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. (8+hours of sunlight daily) In a week or so you will have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water. A week or two after the coin leaves you will have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, you may fertilize your lotus.
DO NOT fertilize your lotus until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, you may gently push three fertilizer tabbs into the soil around the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Fertilize with three fertilizer tabs per month from June through September. There are the growing/blooming months. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs +Humates for robust plant growth and best bloom!