Autumn in Moling - Brightest Yellow

$38.00

Moling Guese

Nelumbo nucifera

Gorgeous, bright yellow color! There are not enough 'stamps of approval' to tell you what a great lotus this is!!

Autumn in Moling is probably the most photographed lotus around the world today. One of the hottest lotus on the international scene, 'Autumn in Moling' has a very bright, true yellow flower that drapes dramatically. It is beautiful when viewed from the side, an extremely heavy bloomer and puts on a show all summer long. We highly recommend this one! Autumn in Moling is listed by the hybridizer, Master Ding Yuesheng, as a large lotus (see the picture below of Ganesh Anandhakrishnan admiring the earth-bottom pond full of Autumn in Moling); however, in our pots it usually stays closer to medium in height. Let the night-time temperatures average 50*F or higher before planting! Once established, this lotus is a blooming machine! Plus, we give you two rhizomes in every order!

Flower Color: Brilliant Yellow
Plant Height: Medium, 24’-47”
Flower Type: Multi-petal, more than 50 petals
Pot Size: 18” and wider, 10”-14” deep

 

HOW TO FERTILIZE LOTUS
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.