White With Red Edge Lotus
White With Red Edge Lotus has graceful, white blooms with beautiful, red edging that adds an elegant touch to your water garden! Inner petals often have a hint of green over the petals making the flower even more extraordinary! Flowers look as though they have been painted by an artist. Place these exquisite lotus tubers in a small container garden or in ornamental pots on your balcony, deck, patio or sunny porch step! ONE OF OUR BEST SELLING LOTUS!
If possible, your lotus tuber should be planted by the end of May, after all danger of frost has passed, plant your lotus tuber 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 your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth points. Carefully cover the tuber with soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add three or four inches of water over the surface of the soil and place the container in a sunny location outdoors. In a week or two your lotus should have coin leaves growing 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 three fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/ blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!