RAH - Any update? Photos if appropriate?
What is your gut feel after one year. Good idea? I'm in the South so I'm more concerned that they'll get out of hand. My daughter likes to cook with lotus so I'd be looking for an appropriate cultivar.
4 acre pond 32 ft deep within East Texas (Livingston) timber ranch. Filled (to the top of an almost finished dam) by Hurricane Harvey 9/17. Stocked with FHM, CNBG, RES 10/17. Added 35lbs RSC 3/18. 400 N LMB fingerlings 6/18