Goddess of the Luo River
Goddess of the Luo River Lotus has beautiful, soft-pink petals on this classic, single-petal lotus. Delicate striping on the petals adds interest. A perfect choice for your water garden, porch or patio this year. Also a perfect choice when layering shorter lotus in front of tall specimens or in pots in the ground. The flowers are held above the handsome green foliage on this Goddess of the Luo River Lotus. This graceful specimen grows 2 - 4 feet tall when planted in a wide, shallow container.
Plant in the month of May after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in a wide 18 - 30 inch or wider, shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add three or four inches above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. In a week or so, you should have coin leaves growing 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 TABS + HUMATES for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press three fertilizer tabs in the soil near the roots of your lotus being careful not to damage the roots. Do this each month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!