Rosy Peach Flower Lotus has beautiful, 6 - 7 inch, color-rich, multi-petal blooms. The outer petals are wide, with shorter, curly, inner petals that surround the sunny-yellow receptacle. Dark green foliage is lush and makes a dramatic statement next to the rosy hue of these lovely blooms! Beautiful in a small container garden, in pots in a sunny spot on your patio, porch, balcony or deck. This lovely hybrid in an EARLY BLOOMER! Rosy Peach Flower Lotus grows 1 - 3 feet tall, depending on your container size
Plant by the end of May, when all danger of frost has passed. Plant in wide (16 - 30 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 being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with a couple of inches of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add three or four inches of water above the soil and place your lotus container in a sunny location outdoors. (Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight daily) In a week or two you should have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water and in another week or two 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 3 or 4 fertilizer 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!