Highest Virtue - Large Lovely Flowers!


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Guo Feng Liang Jie

Nelumbo nucifera

This lovely single petal  has petals that are extra-light yellow in the center changing to white and ending with tips of violet purple. The flower often opens with green-tipped petals surrounding a brilliant green receptacle in the center. The plate-form flower looks huge against deep green leaves. 


Flower Color: Versicolor, White with Pink
Plant Height: Tall, 48” and taller
Flower Type: Single or Few, less than 20 petals  
Pot Size: 20” and wider, 12”-18” deep


How do I fertilize lotus? When do I fertilize my lotus?

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 tablet per gallon of soil in the pot. Once the lotus has started to grow vigorously tablets can be added every 3-4 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 tubers.