A gift from Dr. Daike Tian
'Sino-American Excellence' is a symbol of the goodwill and cooperation between lotus lovers in the United States and those in China. These flowers are as big as a basketball and the color is amazing. The pictures here show the progression of color going from dark solid pink on the first day to solid light pink to pink with creamy white in the center to white with just the slightest touch of pink. The last two pictures were taken by Dr. Tian in China. 'Sino-American Excellence' is a very large lotus and it would grow to its full potential in an earth-bottom pond but, as you can see from these pictures, it will also grow well in a large pot - see below. Large tubers for eating!
Flower Color: Changeable, Pink
Plant Height: Tall, 48” and taller
Flower Type: Single or Few, less than 20 petals
Pot Size: 20” and wider, 12”-18” deep
Large lotus varieties need large pots! This is a large lotus variety that needs a pot at least 20” or wider and 12” or more in depth. Be sure to fill the pot at least half full of soil to help offer support and stability for the leaves. Deeper soil allows them to withstand strong winds and keeps the heavy flowers and buds from falling.