Varieties of lotus that are new to the United States are available now as tubers from Bergen Water Gardens and Nursery, the pond specialty store that people don’t mind driving to! Located at 7443 Buffalo Rd., Churchville, the water gardens center is only an hour from Buffalo. Pond plants include everything from large to bowl lotus, red to versicolor and single to multi-petal. They also sell carnivorous plants. See the many kinds of plants you can order online.