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Much needed…warm weather

Well mother nature looks like she’s going to turn things around and start giving us in the north some warmer weather beginning next week.  Usually May things start to warm up and it won’t be long until we can begin putting out plants in the pond. A good rule of thumb is always make sure […]

New Lotus for Dragonfly

Signs of spring 2011.  We’re excited about the new lotus we have this year.  We try to add one or two new a year.  The new lotus for Dragonfly Aquatics are great lotus for those smaller ponds and containers.  The Green Maiden and and Snow White.  But sorry no Seven Dwarfs.  The flowers on the Green Maiden change […]

Continuing to prepare for winter…

HARDY LOTUS As the lotus leaves begin to turn brown, the lotus is beginning to go dormant for the winter. Do not cut off the leaves; allow them to die back naturally. After they die back at this point, it is safe to cut them off above the water line.  Its important to leave a […]

Just about ready…

Three buds and anxiously awaiting the flowers….I keep thinking tomorrow the largest one will burst open only to find… a larger bud.  I’m not certain if this is the Perry Slocum or it could possibly be the Red Scarf.  The Perry Slocum is one of my favorite lotus.  I think its because of the changes it goes thru.  It […]

Lotus on Sale – Lowest Prices of the Season

We still have a nice supply of lotus tubers available. Many have multiple growing tips with leaves sprouting. There is still time yet this season to get a lotus started and growing in your pond. Lotus are magnificent additions to your water garden and at the current sale prices, now is the time to add […]

New Plants for 2010

As we get ready for another season, Dragonfly Aquatics is currently working on adding some new plants for the 2010 season. In the upcoming weeks we will be announcing our new plant varieties. The first we’ve added are our new Lotus for 2010.  The Penelope and Double Rose.  The Penelope is a pure white lotus and […]

2010 Lotus

In March we begin harvesting the lotus tubers for the 2010 season. In the next couple weeks most varieties will be available for shipping to planting zones 10, 9 and 8. Lotus tubers are pulled while they are still dormant. The lotus tubers we sell at Dragonfly Aquatics have at least three or more growing […]

Pictures of Planting Lotus

   Use a container that is shallow and wide. Dwarf varieties, such as ‘Chawan Basu’ and ‘Momo Botan’ should be planted in containers at least 24 inches in diameter with a depth of 10-12 inches.  Your regular size lotus do best in containers that are 3 feet in diameter.  Planting lotus in smaller containers crowds them, resulting  in fewer […]

Lotus

Lotus are grown for their magnificent flowers, food and medicine.  They are revered as a symbol of spiritual perfection.  When grown in a pond, lotus are best contained in pots that prevent their tubers from running rampant throughout your water garden.  They can overtake other plants if not contained in a pot.  Lotus cultivars are available […]