Sick Hardy Lotus - Knowledgebase Question

Payson, UT
Question by gnewt
May 6, 2000
Last year I planted a hardy lotus (Perry's Super Star) it was doing fine with big leaves (no blooms). However a labrador went swimming in my pond and disloged it twice each time I replanted it. This year I only have 3 leaves and they are very small 1 1/2", last year they were more like 8". What is my problem? Could I have planted it wrong? I have fertilized it this spring with stakes for water lotuses. Also I live in zone 5. Any help would be appreciated.


Image
Answer from NGA
May 6, 2000

0

The water lotus leaves start out quite small, so it may be early yet to judge how much damage was really done. The fact that it survived is a good sign -- they can be tricky to plant. These plants kick into serious growth when the weather warms up and the days are longer, so it's still early. The plant will need to reestablish itself and may take some time to regain its strength. Make sure it is in a warm, full sun location and relatively shallow water for best results. (Also try to keep the dog out. )

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Whitebeard and is called "Delosperma cooperi"