Chinese Red Shanghai
The dazzling, brilliant-red color on this OUTSTANDING lotus hybrid simply POPS! One of the very best reds available! Red petals on this classic, single-petal flower with yellow gold receptacles and anthers along with lush, green foliage will blow you away! ORDER EARLY AS THIS IS SURE TO BE A SELLOUT!
Plant your lotus tuber after all danger of frost has passed. Try to plant your lotus by the end of May. Plant in a wide (24-48 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, be careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with a couple of inches of soil--leaving the growth tips exposed. Add four to six inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. (Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight to grow and bloom). In a week or two you 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 Tabbs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press four to six fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of the lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming season. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!