We normally ship in 3 to 7 days, depending on what day of the week you order. We usually ship FedEx 2Day Mon-Wed, so plants do not sit over the weekend.
Lotus are now out of stock for the 2023 season, as they need both warm weather and long daylength to grow and establish themselves before winter.
Tropical waterlilies are also out of stock as they have similar needs.
Hardy waterlilies may be purchased now and planted in mild winter climates (Zone 6 and up); they will grow roots and submerged rosettes of little leaves just above the soil, and will come up earlier and stronger than if planted in Spring. Just don't expect blooms or even floating leaves until Spring!