Lotus, sacred flower of the Hindus, produces round aerial leaves that stand 18″ to 4′ above the water. The exotic fragrant blossoms produce the unusual seed pod seen in many flower arrangements.
Lotus require many weeks of sunny, warm weather, large containers and rich soil in order to bloom well, although they are HARDY to Zone 5. Sometimes they produce only aerial leaves in their first year. They will spread rapidly in natural ponds if planted deep enough to protect the rhizome from freezing.
We ship bare root rhizomes (which resemble bananas) from late April to late May. Lotus in 27L (3/4 bu.) containers are available throughout the season (pick up only).
A water depth of 1″ to 2″ over the soil line is ideal in spring. As growth becomes established, water depth may be increased to 6-8″.
NOTE: Supply is always limited and orders are filled in the order in which they are received. Please allow for substitutions. Lotus rhizomes are sometimes difficult to get established. Please handle carefully and follow directions closely.
***Lotus Guarantee: Due to the sensitivity of the lotus plant, Moore Water Gardens must be notified if the plant does not grow within 30 days of purchase, NO EXCEPTIONS. ***
Bareroot Lotus available mid April – June 1
Container Grown Lotus available mid May – Sept 30th
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