Libby's Light -- Constant Blooms!


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Nelumbo nucifera


Gorgeous flowers all summer!

We highly recommend Libby's Light! Rich color, lots of petals, frequent flowers! Wonderful in every way, this lotus reminds us of its namesake, Libby Claire. Fresh as the morning sunrise, with perfect shape and luminous color it is an ever-present reminder of the promises to come. This lotus has big, full flowers that drape perfectly when fully open--they have a HUGE visual impact. Because of the high petal count the flowers are also well-suited as cut flowers for arrangements.

Proceeds from the sale of this lovely lotus are donated to Libby's Light Shines, a foundation which helps provide traveling expenses for families with children in the hospital. 


Flower Color: Red
Plant Height: Medium/Tall (36" or taller)
Flower Type: Multi-Petal
Pot size: 14" or wider, 10"-16" deep



For conventional fertilizer (tablets or loose prills) which releases quickly when water is added:

Wait until the lotus plant has several floating leaves or begins to put up aerial leaves before adding fertilizer.
Choose a good fertilizer such as Waterlily World Tablets, Pondtabbs or Landon’s Aquatic Fertilizer and follow the instructions carefully. The amount of fertilizer to use is usually based on the size of the pot and the amount of soil in the pot. For example, most of the small tablets are added at a ratio of 1-2 tablets per gallon of soil in the pot. Once the lotus has started to grow vigorously tablets can be added every 2-3 weeks. Stop fertilizing in late summer to allow the lotus to use up all the fertilizer in the pot before going dormant. This encourages the lotus to form better rhizomes.

For SLOW-RELEASE FERTILIZER like Nutricote 14-4-14, 100 day fertilizer:

*follow amount directions on package. 
Place fertilizer around the bottom of the pot then add soil. Plant rhizome in the soil at the top of soil layer and let it grow down to find fertilizer. We use slow-release fertilizer but begin adding extra Pondtabbs after 3 months when growth gets vigorous and we continue adding extra fertilizer until late summer.
Do NOT use 360 day fertilizer because it will release fertilizer for too long and the lotus will not form as many rhizomes when it goes dormant.