Like Qinhuai Rouge


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Nelumbo nucifera

Sassy pink with glowing gold!

Like Qinhuai Rouge - Photo by Yileen Water Gardens

Like a lovely lady adding a little color for a night out on the town, the colors on this flower are stunning - lime green surrounded by clear yellow-gold in the center transitioning to the loveliest shade of dark pink at the edge. Wonderful!


Flower Color: Pink
Plant Height: Medium, 24’-47”
Flower Type: Single or Few Petals, less than 25 petals
Pot Size: 18” and wider, 10”-18” deep


 How do I fertilize lotus? When do I begin to fertilize 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 1-2 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 tubers.