Jinling Frost Lotus
Jinling Frost Lotus is a lovely, Medium-Tall, Versicolor Lotus which adds an ethereal touch to your water garden feature! With its beautiful flowers amid attractive foliage, Jinling Frost Lotus adds an elegant touch to your water garden feature-- in your pond or in containers on your deck or patio!
Plant in a wide (24 - 48 inches wide), 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 damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with a couple of inches of soil but leave the growth tips exposed. Carefully 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 your lotus 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 aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for ease of use, optimum growth and best bloom. Simply press 4 to 6 fertilizer tabs into the soil around 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 tuber should grow and bloom the very first year!