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California Gardening: anyone growing lotus ??

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June 27, 2011
10:46 AM

Post #8657732

hi fellow california people! i was wondering if anyone is growing lotus?? if so , how do YOU overwinter your lotus?? i live in the san jauquin valley so its hot hot hot here! but in the winter it does get cold but we rarely freeze. although it can happen for a couple of days. last year i overwintered two lotus in the lotus bog pond and the rest in buckets. the only winter survivers were the two in the pond!! i wonder why?? were not THAT cold?? so back to my question, how do YOU OVERWINTER your lotus?? any advice?? thanks...

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San Jose, CA

November 19, 2012
12:35 AM

Post #9336796

I live in San Jose and my Lotus is in large pot (maybe 25 gal) and they do just fine. I just leave them there. They are in the sun. I don't have them in fish pond because they need special water. Either rain or distilled.
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2013
3:20 AM

Post #9446588

Mine are in pots in the gh. They do fine even if it is unheated. They do die back but in the spring, they reemerge.
I don't dare put them in the pond until I train the dog to stay out of it!
I am wondering how you chose to overwinter your lotus and if they survived.
Please keep us posted.
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
5:01 PM

Post #9464290

I've tried over and over to grow them from seed, but no luck.

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