Vermilion Inlaid Gold Lamp- Like Velvet!


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Nelumbo nucifera


Delicious color!
Vermilion Inlaid Gold Lamp
is the perfect name for this extra light golden-green flower that has inlaid stripes of vermilion red on the loosely opened bud and at the tips of the predominant outer petals. The flowers are large and produce excellent seed pods. The seeds are delicious and the dried pod is perfect in flower arrangements. For us, this lotus was a steady bloomer throughout the summer.


Flower Color: Versicolor
Plant Height: Large, 48" or taller
Flower Type: Multi-Petal, more than 50 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 rhizomes.