Empress Lotus has lovely purple buds that open to statuesque, white flowers held high above the green foliage. Vivid purple edging on these white blooms make this lotus unique! Give this specimen plenty of room.
Plant this lotus specimen in very large, wide container using heavy loam soil. Keep growth tips on tuber exposed. Add 4-6" of water above the soil and place in full sun. In a week or two you will have coin leaves floating on the surface of the water.
DO NOT fertilize until the leaves are growing up, out of the water. Fertilize monthly during the growing, blooming season (May until September). We sell and recommend Landon granular fertilizer or PondTabs+Humates. These products will help keep your pond plants in optimum health and best bloom!