Little Versicolor Lotus has graceful, slender buds that give way to magnificent blooms with a subtle hint of violet-purple markings on the creamy-white petals. Petal count is 96, receptacles are golden-yellow and foliage is dark green with very large leaves that add drama and excitement on this versicolor lotus. Little Versicolor Lotus is actually larger that Big Versicolor Lotus!
Always plant your lotus tuber by the end of May, after all danger of frost has passed. Plant this tall variety in a wide (24 - 48 inches 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 damage or break the growth tips. Cover the lotus tuber with a couple of inches of soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add four to six inches of water above the soil and place your container in a sunny location outdoors. In a week or two, you 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 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 four or six tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!