Bergen Water Gardens has just completed constructing our first 9 lotus display ponds. Each pond will be home to one lotus variety. The ponds measure 5 feet by 5 feet and hold about 18 inches of soil. Approximately 12 inches of water covers the soil. The ponds are along Buffalo road to help display these beautiful flowers. In the future look for additional ponds to create a “Lotus Walk” at Bergen Water Gardens. Yes we have room for 100+ lotus display ponds!
Most of the varieties include featured cultivars from China.
Look for: Autumn in Moling, Charming Lips, Emilia, Chinese Red Rujin, Deepest Love in Five Miles, Magnificent, Space 36, Handsome Hero Big Versicolor ,
August 20, 2016 Update: The summer of 2016 has been exceptionally hot, therefore facilitating exceptional growth in our display lotus ponds. Buds are appearing in every pond and we expect lotus flowers well into in the month on September.
Velita Childers says
Hello ‘ I have an interest in growing lotus just for my own pleasure , so I would like to know if I built ponds like you have , would the lotus live in the pond in winter time? I live in northern Alabama , Thank for any help you can give me I love seeing your post on Facebook ,Velita
Larry Nau says
Almost all lotus for sale are winter hardy. Certainly you can grow lotus ponds like these in Alabama. I hope to update the photos of the plants this weekend. With the recent hot weather they are growing well and producing many flowers!
Joanna Protz says
How do you keep mosquitoes out of your ponds? I don’t think you have fish in them.
Jerry Behlau says
Hello, Joanna. I’m a fellow ponder with lotus “tubs” lining our driveway, and yes, I worried about mosquitos, but in some of the tubs and pots we have small feeder fish, and there are no mosquito larvae in those buckets. In others I’ve added a drop of oil, which covered the surface of the little ponds, and suffocated larvae. Happy ponding! ~Jerry Behlau, VP-Genesee Valley Pond & Koi Club
Larry Nau says
There is a commercially made product called mosquito dunks which can be added to the water. This a freeze-dried bacteria mix which comes alive and kills mosquito larvae. It is safe, effective and used by many health departments in their efforts to control mosquitoes in still water.