Lady Bug - Mini - Endless Flowers!


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Nelumbo Nucifera

Do you want LOTS of flowers? This is the one!

A colossally phenomenal new, itsy bitsy, teeny tiny, little love bug of a lotus!

'Lady Bug' is a bright red little powerhouse that blooms almost non-stop (really, it's true) all summer long. The picture shows a normal pot of 'Lady Bug' after it has had time to get established. And it will stay tiny even when planted in a larger, wider pot as long as the pot is not deep. This is an exquisite of bowl lotus that is as hardy, vibrant and easy to grow as a larger lotus!

We chose the name 'Lady Bug' to honor the beneficial, bright red little lady bugs that we find all over our nursery working non-stop to help keep our lotus healthy. 

Flower Color: Bright Red 
Plant Height: Exquisite of Bowl Lotus (Micro, Mini), 6”-12” tall
Flower Type: Single or Few Petals, less than 20 petals
Pot Size: 6” and wider, 4”-10” deep

Pot-in-Pot Method for Micro Lotus
“Lotus cultivars developed to grow and flourish in very small pots (4”-12” wide, 8” or less deep). These hybrids usually stay less than 13” tall.”

We recommend growing these varieties using the pot-in-pot method.

Choose two pots:

Pot A – small display pot. This is the smallest of the two pots and should measure at least 4” smaller in diameter and 2” less in height than Pot B. The lotus tuber is planted in Pot A. This pretty pot can be removed from Pot B for display when lotus is blooming.

Pot B - larger outside growing pot, not for display. Pot A should be able to sit in Pot B with about at least a 2” margin on all sides and at top.

1) Fill Pot A (display pot) ¾ full of topsoil.
2) Fill to top with water and plant tuber in Pot A.
3) Place Pot A in Pot B.
4) Slowly fill Pot B with water, making sure that there is at least 1” of water above the top rim of Pot A, the display pot with planted tuber.
5) Place in direct sun. Keep water level higher than top rim of Pot A.