$39.99This item will be released May 13, 2024.
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A LOTUS THAT DEMANDS RESPECT! ‘Respected Guest’ boasts gorgeous ruby-red blooms which may shift to a luscious pink shade!
HEAVY BLOOMER! This variety is prized for being a reliable bloomer! Lively red-pink blooms are complemented magnificently by a bright yellow center receptacle and frilly anthers!
READY-TO-PLANT TUBER! You will receive one live lotus tuber ready to plant! Follow our simple planting instructions included, and watch your tuber spring to life!
EXTRAORDINARY LEAVES! Lotus plants feature incredibly unique, parasol-shaped arial foliage which adds exotic beauty while shading the pond and sheltering your prized fish!
100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our lotus are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your tuber is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy!
‘Respected Guest’ is a gorgeous, heavily blooming lotus that ought to get the respect it deserves! First day blooms are a strikingly rich ruby shade, and gently fade to a softer pink over a three day period. The large flowers have an elegant & traditional single structure with broad, sweeping petals! This variety is known to be a very prolific bloomer, and is the perfect size for any pond, water garden, or patio pot!
Cultivar name: Nelumbo ‘Respected Guest’ (Jiao Ke Wan Laian)
Bloom color: Red/Pink
Bloom width: 4-6”
Bloom time: Mid-Late Summer
Flower type: Single
Recommended pot size: 16”
Plant height: Small; 1-3’
Water depth for mature plant: 5-7”
Light requirement: Full Sun
USDA hardiness zones: 4-11
CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO: WI
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.