Bold Protector Lotus is a stunning lotus specimen with beautiful, 6-8 inch blooms held magnificently above the dark-green foliage. The petals on this flower are wide and look as though they have been hand painted, leaving the elegant brushstrokes behind! Beautiful color stays true. Gold receptacles adorn this dazzling bloom! Grows 3-4' tall and is great for layering in front of taller specimens. Adds elegance to any area of your water feature or patio. ALWAYS A CUSTOMER FAVORITE! Red/Medium/Single-Petal
Lotus may be store in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area. Lotus should be planted in May, after all danger of frost has passed. Plant your lotus in a wide (18-30 inches wide or wider) shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your tuber in the trench, taking care not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add four inches of water above the soil and place your lotus in a sunny location outdoors. In a week or so, you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water. A week or so 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 Tabbs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press four fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care 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.