Ken’s Dream Lotus

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LOTUS DIPLOMACY! American and sacred lotus hybrid, Space Lotus 36! If it survived the vacuum of space, it can survive anywhere!

CLASSIC BEAUTY! Single petal, classic lotus shape! Changeable bloom color!

FAST-GROWING, WINTER HARDY PERENNIAL! Plant your tuber in May, and be rewarded with lush parasol-shaped foliage & large flowers by mid summer! Lotus grow wonderfully in a variety of conditions & spring back to life for many years to come!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our lotus are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your tuber is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy!

LOTUS BIO:
This stunning lotus has vibrant green leaves and a very large classic, single-petal flower with very broad creamy white petals and a pink picotee on the first day, changing to white with a tiny bead of pink on the apex of the petals by the third day. If allowed to grow in a large space, the tubers will be large and delicious! It is a living expression of the cooperation between America and China in the Auburn University Lotus Project. The hybrid is a cross between the American lotus, Nelumbo lutea, and Space Lotus 36, a Chinese lotus that resulted when lotus seeds were sent into space to test lotus seeds’ ability to withstand the increased radiation and zero gravity of space travel.

FAST FACTS:

  • Cultivar name: Nelumbo ‘Ken’s Dream’
  • Bloom color: White with pink
  • Bloom width:
  • Bloom time: Summer
  • Flower type: Single
  • Recommended pot size: 20”
  • Plant height: 48” +
  • Water depth: 12 – 18”
  • Light requirement: Full Sun 
  • USDA hardiness zones: 4-11

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS: It is important to handle your lotus tuber with care and not disturb or break the growing tips. Refrigerate your tuber until you are ready to plant. Do not fertilize until you see the first arial leaf, and fertilize lightly until maturity. When mature, a lotus flowers best with regular fertilization. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.