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Dauben. Also, known as Daubenyana or Daubeniana is a select Tricker "true" German hybrid which is one of the first viviparous pygmy hybrids produced in 1863 by Dr. Charles Daubeny, (1795-1867) Professor of Botany. Introduced by William Tricker in 1912 and has been a favorite and highly selected water lily since this introduction. The water lily, shown for the first time, was awarded to William Tricker the Silver Medal at the Newport Horticultual Society in September of 1912, see image. Note the age old glass vase that contained the Dauben water lily. It has beautiful pale lavender-blue flowers. Practically every leaf develops a plant at the center which will produce small flowers very profusely if allowed to spread out. Excellent for small or large pools. A most amazing plant, that if planted in a smaller container can be considered a "pygmy" and if planted in a larger container can marvel the other water lilies in size. An old time favorite and a big seller! Blooms well into the late season while other water lilies are reducing their blooms. It will perform well in direct sunlight, but is perhaps one of the best to grow if you do not have direct sunlight all day or as the sun's pattern changes throughout the summer. William Tricker said in his 1920 catalog that he has counted 56 flowers on one specimen. Quoted by noted hybridizer and one of the originators of William Tricker, Inc. Albert Buskirk of Independence, Ohio that "this plant produces more flowers than any other variety of water lilies as it blooms almost constantly from Spring to Fall!" Order today, you will be pleased.
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