Lavender Lady Lotus
Lavender Lady Lotus is a Perry D. Slocum hybrid, with marvelous, dark-pink 1st day flowers. Lighter, violet-pink blooms on second and third day blooms. Classic, single-petal flowers on this graceful, balletic lotus specimen. Lavender Lady Lotus grows to 4 feet tall or taller when planted in very wide (24 - 48 inch wide or wider) containers.
Plant this large, tall specimen in a wide (24 - 48 inch or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the surface of the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench with the growth tips facing up. Carefully cover all but the growth tips with a couple of inches of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add four or six inches of water above the soil and place the container in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight daily to grow and bloom! In a week or so you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water and 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
Fertilize your lotus by simply pressing 4 to 6 fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this each month from June through September, as these are the growing/blooming months.Lotus are very heavy feeders, we recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for optimum growth and best bloom. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!