Lotus Barrel Pix (and other bowl lotus pix) for Rodney
Here are some pix of my container lotus.
Momo Botan in a half wine barrel
A little flat grecian urn, planted with a Baby Doll Lotus
Empty Planter, so you can see what it looks like. Lightweight fiberglass, found at a Xmas Tree Shoppe somewhere in Maine when we were on vacation.
When I first planted the Baby Doll, Gigi, my little Silky Terrier, helped
Anyway, Momo Botan and Baby Doll are 2 dwarf lotus varieties that you can grown very happily in containers. Baby Doll is considered a 'Bowl' Lotus, which can take a smaller container, but no less than 5 gallons to be happy and have blooms all summer. Some people will argue and say you can grow it in a gallon container. Yup, you can! But you wont get many blooms, and it won't look anything like the happy plants in my photos! :) The grecian urn holds at least 10 gallons of dirt with about 1" of water over the surface.
I planted a few other marginals in there, like frogbit, Silk Stockings Saggitaria, and the little light pink bloomer is Siberian Pink Cups. (Baldellia ranunculoides)