Lady Bingley Lotus
Lady Bingley Lotus has a splendid, red color on the buds and blooms of this marvelous specimen! Lady Bingley Lotus grows 14 - 18 inches tall and looks great in containers on your patio! Lots of 4 inch blooms on this little lady! This HEAVY BLOOMER is absolutely delightful in every way!
Plant in a wide ((16 - 20 inches or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and place the lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Make sure the growth tips are pointing up, and gently cover all but the growth tips with 2 inches of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add a couple of inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight daily. In a week or two you will have coin leaves on the surface of the water, a week or two after that you will have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, you may fertilize your lotus.
Once you have aerial leaves, you may fertilize your lotus. Simply press 3 fertilizer tabs into the soil around the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Lotus are very heavy feeders, fertilize them with three fertilizer tabs each month from June through September for optimum growth and best bloom. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates. Your lotus tuber should grow and bloom the very first year!