Answer: In my experience lotus can quickly become invasive and in many cases are best not introduced into a wild natural area. For more information about introducing new plants and what might or might not be suiteable for your area you might check with the New England Wild Flower
Society, Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road,
Framingham, MA 01701-2699, or call 508/877-7630.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and website http://www.newfs.org/
In the meantime, if you would like to grow some lotus at home, they do very well in small ornamental ponds and you can even grow a dwarf form in a large tub of water on your patio. They do require at least a foot or so of water and really need full sun all day long in order to bloom. They are normally propagated as divisions in the spring and can also be started using fresh seed in water. Water garden suppliers such as Lilypons http://www.lilypons.com/ offer a wide selection of beautiful lotus for your garden.
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