Has anyone ever transplanted lotus this time of year? I normally thin mine out in late winter before they start to grow but this year I need to empty the pots they are growing in now. The plants did badly this past summer as did a number of other plants, the weather seemed to confuse them. I am not sure how good the roots will be, they needed good leaves to be healthy and that never happened this year, I had few leaves and even fewer and smaller flowers. Very strange. I want to give the roots, pitiful as they may be, to a friend but can it successfully be done now?