Princess Ellen of Ten Mile Creek
Princess Ellen of Ten Mile Creek has perfectly shaped, pink, fanciful blooms that adorn this outstanding lotus! Princess Ellen has such pretty flowers all summer long! Princess Ellen is perfect for containers or small ponds. Princess Ellen of Ten Mile Creek grows 2 - 4 feet tall
Plant the Princess Ellen lotus in a wide (18 - 30 inches or wider), container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place the tuber in the trench being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil--but leave the growth tips exposed. Add three or four inches of water above the soil and place your container in a sunny location (lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight each day 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, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press 4 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 September).