Lotus, American (Nelumbo lutea), packet of 7 seeds

$4.95

Please note:  We are out of American Lotus until the new harvest occurs in late summer of 2020.

Family: Lotus (Nelumbonaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 10

(American Lotus, Yanquapin)  Aquatic perennial native to the Eastern US and Canada.  Ponds that do not freeze on the bottom are probably more likely to sustain good populations of this plant through the winter, but it is nonetheless extremely cold hardy, especially in comparison to its Indian counterpart (Nelumbo nucifera).  This is the largest native american wildflower, with leaves that reach to 2 feet and large yellow flowers on tall stalks that rise handsomely above the water surface.  Plant prefers still, shallow water with a mud bottom.  To sprout the seeds, rub through the seedcoat with sandpaper or a grinding wheel until the white endosperm is just exposed.  Then drop seed in a gallon jar of water placed indoors in a light, warm windowsill. When water becomes cloudy, replace it with clear water.  Germination is within 2 weeks. After the seedling produces its first lily pads, transplant to the pond.  Make sure the roots are firmly anchored in the mud at the bottom of the pond.  If the lily pad ends up under the surface of the water, it is probably not a problem.  New pads will be sent out and will reach the surface.

7 seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. Question

    Meghan (verified owner)

    I’m in zone 6A. I want to time these so I can transplant mid to late May to our pond. How many weeks before transplant is recommended for seed start?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I’m sorry, I believe this is sold out. If you can convince the website to sell it to you, it will be one of our last packets. Get them started as soon as possible, the bigger they are at transplant the better.

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    Ben

    Are these seeds available in bulk quantities?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Ben, sorry, no, packets only on these. r

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