Ok, so this year I decided to get my feet wet with ponding with a 100gal horse trough. I put in a Momo Baton lotus and Sioux hardy water lily
then we had an exceptionally long cold wet sping. we haven't had warm reliable temps over a week all summer. The lotus attempted to break dormancy three times, then it got cold again and the leaves turned brown and died without ever breaking the water's surface. As far as I can tell the waterlily never broke dormancy at all.
so my question is do I assume these plants are dead and make spring orders accordingly? Or should I wait and see if they come back?