Home Grown Lotus Tubers from New York
With such a positive response to our lotus offerings we must harvest our own lotus tubers here in New York. Over the past several days, thanks to the warm weather, we have dumped cut and cleaned hundreds of additional lotus tubers. We are pleased to offer several additional varieties for 2016:
Look for more lotus offerings soon.
Fun in the mud!
Over achiever! Look at this sprouting N. Olympic lotus, it has already produced its first flower bud! This is a great blooming but is very hard to find in China. It was the flower of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Janet Evert says
I live south of Buffalo NY and have the Mrs. Harry Slocum lotus. It needs to be split and I am very unsure of when to do it
and exactly how to do it.
I have done this once before but could sure use a refresher.
Do you have information on how to do this?
Larry Nau says
This video will help you select which tubers to harvest.
Do you have a hardly lotus that blooms ALL summer not just 2 – 3 days!.
Larry Nau says
Karen, Most lotus have a blooming season which ranges from 14 days to 60 days. During this time they might produce 5 to 25 flowers, depending on the cultivar. Of course each plant is different and growing conditions, pot size and fertilizer frequency will all effect how a lotus blooms. Last season Momo Boton Minima, Pretty Woman and Lovebird all produced more than 10 flowers. A second year/third year plant will always produce for flowers too. After that they usually need to be repotted and divided.