Ken's Dream Lotus is an exceptionally beautiful hybrid from Dr. Daike Tian and Dr. Ken Tilt. A cross between American Nelumbo Lutea and Chinese Space Lotus 36. Ken's Dream Lotus is a very large, classic, single-petal blooms in dreamy shades of creamy-white over the petals with just a whisper of pink over the petal tips. Rich, gold receptacles and green foliage combine to create this OUTSTANDING lotus specimen. Grows 4 feet tall or taller when planted in 24 - 48 inch in diameter containers.
Lotus should be planted in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. (Lotus may be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area). Plant your lotus in a wide (24 - 48 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your lotus 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 to six inches of water above the soil and place your lotus tuber 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 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 Tabs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use.