A Sino-American hybrid with sunny, light-yellow or sometimes cream petals and yellow-green receptacle. Together, with the lovely green foliage, this lotus specimen adds warmth and sunshine to any area of your water garden feature. This lotus does set seed.
Plant in a shallow, wide (24-48 inches wide or wider) container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place the lotus tuber in the trench with the growth tips pointing up. Cover the tuber with a couple of inches of soil but be sure to leave the growth tips exposed. Add four inches of water over the soil and place container in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight to grow and bloom. Your lotus tuber should grow and bloom the very first year! Once you have set the container in a sunny location, you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water in a week or so. In a week or two after your coin leaves, you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves you may fertilize your lotus.
Once you have aerial leaves growing out of the water, fertilize your lotus with 4 to 6 fertilizer tabbs per month, during the months from June through September. These are the growing/blooming months and lotus are very heavy feeders, needing fertilizer to bloom!
We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for optimum growth and best bloom!