Fabulous, white, multi-petal blooms are simply stunning! This tall,white, lotus hybrid will be the focal point of your water garden feature adding beauty and grace with its large, white flowers and lush, green foliage.
Plant after all danger of frost has passed in the spring, but plant your lotus by the end of May, if possible. Plant this lotus hybrid in a wide (24-48 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of 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 but leave the growth tips exposed. 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 you will have coin leaves growing 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, your lotus is ready for fertilizer.
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press four to six fertilizer tabbs 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!