Tulip Hardy Lotus
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  • Enjoy Large Blooms
  • Increase Shade Across Pond Surface
  • Promote Natural Filtration

The Tulip Lotus has fragrant white blossoms that grow about 1-1/2' to 2' tall. It is very free blooming once it gets established. The Tulip Lotus flowers are about 7" across and the leaves are 12" to 14". Please note: The Tulip Lotus is only available from March to early June.

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Plant Lotus Tulip
Tulip
Plant Type Water Lotus
Hardiness Zones 4 To 11
Growing Light Full Sun
Flower Color White
Bloom Time Summer
Plant Size Up to 2" in Height

What To Expect With Mail Order

Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Your lotus will arrive Bare Root (only root and little to no foliage). Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!

Planting Instructions

Use Plant Bags or Plant Baskets to plant your lotus. Plant each tuber with the growing tip facing outward. Fill in around the tuber with aquatic planting media, making sure the roots are spread well and the crown is sitting just below the soil surface. Place in shallow area of pond to encourage faster growth. Once new leaves have reached the surface, your tulip can be moved deeper into the pond.

Fertilization

Lotus plants should be fertilized throughout the growing season. CrystalClear® Thrive™ Aquatic Plant Fertilizer or TetraPond® LilyGro™ Aquatic Plant Food or Laguna Plant Grow Fertilizer Spikes can be pushed into the soil at planting time and from April through August, following all manufacturers' recommendation for fertilizer application rates.

Plant Maintenance

For best results, trim or prune lotus as leaves and flowers begin to turn yellow or brown, remove them completely, discarding them to keep as much excess organic material out of water-body as possible.

Winter Care

Lotus on plant-shelves, in planting containers, should be trimmed to 1 to 2" and then gently lowered into deeper water. All plants submerged before winter must be brought back up as soon as the ice has permanently thawed, and before any plant growth occurs. In Zones 6 and warmer, most pond plants can tolerate being left in place without moving them at all.