Yiliang Thousand Petals has a large flower with an extremely high petal count averaging 880 per flower that often produces multi-hearted flowers. The rose red color has a definite purple cast to it. It is an 'all-double-petalled" flower which means it does not set seeds. The flower lasts much longer than a normal lotus flower due to the density of the petals and takes several days to open completely; however, that means that petals may begin to drop from the outside while the flower is still opening. The tubers are long and thick when given plenty of room to grow and are considered desirable as an edible variety. This variety blooms best when the temperatures get really hot.
Plant Height: Tall, 48” and taller
Flower Type: Thousand Petal, many more than 50 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.