Water Lotus are hardy Perennials. They are sold as tubers, and depending on the variety, the size of the tuber varies any where from 3" long up to 16" long. The smaller varieties can have leaves and flowers as small as 2" - 3". The larger varieties have leaves capable of reaching 2 feet in circumference and colossal flowers up to 12" in diameter! Lotus commonly take a year before they will begin to put forth flowers but it is well worth the wait. Get them while they are in stock as when they are out, we are out for the rest of the season!